The Scavenger’s Daughter
January 15 - 27
You say Death is the stranger: the one we meet the day we die. You’re wrong.
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.
Part of 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
PARADIGM productions presents the second installment of THE EMPIRE TRILOGY
THE SCAVENGER’S DAUGHTER
by SUSANNA FOURNIER
directed by TED WITZEL
featuring SAMANTHA BROWN, CARLOS GONZALEZ-VIO, JOSH JOHNSTON, CHRIS STANTON + CONOR WYLIE
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
WAYS TO SAVE
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All Other Shows $35
All Other Shows $25
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Every Saturday and Sunday matinee, a block of tickets will be held for sale at the door starting at noon and you can pay whatever you want. Limit 2 per person, cash only.
Tickets are generally only available in-person at our box office, and we recommend getting here early for more popular shows as these tickets can sell fast. However, if getting down here in the middle of the day presents a barrier – accessible transportation, childcare, etc – simply call the box office at 416-975-8555 and we’ll hold a Pay What You Can ticket for you that you can purchase when you arrive to see the show.
A limited number of $20 Rush Tickets will be available on January 22 and 23.
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