The Scavenger’s Daughter
January 15 - 27

You say Death is the stranger: the one we meet the day we die. You’re wrong.

PARADIGM Productions

At the edge of an unknown empire, Jack, Ash, and Sarah have grown up in a war that’s been waging for 20 years. Jack’s only weeks away from civilian life, his freedom from the army having been bought for him by a mysterious philosopher who taught him to read and write. All he has to do is wait, smash Sarah’s heart, and keep in line. But when rations wear thin and the king seizes the opium trails, Jack and Ash must fight their way through the violence of withdrawal, scarcity, militarization, and each other.

The second installment in Susanna Fournier’s trilogy of new works The Empire, The Scavenger’s Daughter is Rated R for language, injectable substances, dark comedy, shitty boyfriends, nightmares, famine, sexual content, guns, depictions of neo-liberal warfare in the service of imperial capitalism, and exploding toxic ideas of what it means to be a man, a nation, and a citizen.

The Empire trilogy spans five hundred years of an imagined history (not unlike our own). Each play is its own story, but when combined they reveal a secret, over-arcing narrative. Visit empiretrilogy.com to learn more.

photo of Susanna Fournier + ted witzel by Tanja-Tiziana

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PARADIGM productions presents the second installment of THE EMPIRE TRILOGY

THE SCAVENGER’S DAUGHTER

by SUSANNA FOURNIER
directed by TED WITZEL
producer ALISON WONG
production dramaturge SINA GILANI
scenography by MICHELLE TRACEY +ALEXANDRA LORD / TRIGA
sound design by BEN MCCARTHY
projection design by MICHAEL F BERGMANN
with collaboration from EMPIRE TRILOGY designers: SHANNON LEA DOYLE, KAITLIN HICKEY, CHRISTOPHER ROSS-EWART

JANUARY 15 – 27, 2019

Tuesday, January 15 // 8:00 PM (preview)
Wednesday, January 16 // 8:00 PM (preview)
Thursday, January 17 // 8:00 PM (opening night)
Friday, January 18 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 19 // 2:30 PM
Saturday, January 19 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 20 // 2:30 PM

Tuesday, January 22 // 8:00 PM
Wednesday, January 23 // 8:00 PM
Thursday, January 24 // 8:00 PM
Friday, January 25 // 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 26 // 2:30 PM
Saturday, January 26 // 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 27 // 2:30 PM

The Empire trilogy spans five hundred years of an imagined history (not unlike our own). Each play is its own story, but when combined they reveal a secret, over-arcing narrative. Visit empiretrilogy.com to learn more.

PARADIGM productions in association with The Storefront Theatre presents the first installment of THE EMPIRE TRILOGY

THE PHILOSOPHER’S WIFE

at Aki Studio
December 4-16, 2018

Deep in the North, a philosopher, exiled for promoting his atheist work amidst a bloody religious war, knows his theories can ignite a revolution. He wants nothing more than to return to the City, join the young Prince on the verge of inheriting political power, and usher in a new age of Reason. There’s only one thing holding him back; his personal life has collapsed into chaos. In a desperate attempt to cure his wife’s inexplicable, animalistic behaviour he hires a dog trainer. What begins as an experiment in canine obedience erupts into a power struggle between the sexes–unleashing violent reckonings with the animal within.

The first installment of The Empire Trilogy, The Philosopher’s Wife, is a modern gothic rated Mature for opium eating, female sexuality, phantoms coming for your soul, dark humour, the birth of the enlightenment project, religious persecution, and subverting notions of education, sex, power, and submission.

Click here to learn more about The Philosopher’s Wife

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Previews  $20
All Other Shows   $35
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