Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Preview: Oil and Water

Opening this evening in Toronto is show that has us at EAP very intrigued. It is being described as "a story told with incredible skills and soaring gospel music…” - CBC Radio. Let's just say Liza and I have a thing for gospel music and we love a good Canadian piece so this piece, Oil and Water is on our radar. For more info see below and for tickets please click the header!

Show Description:

Oil and Water is a theatrical retelling of the incredible true story of Lanier Phillips. Shipwrecked in 1942, Mr. Phillips was the only African-American survivor. He was saved and openly embraced by the “people of St. Lawrence” and his life was forever altered. This legendary story still resonates with relevance and power. A ten-person cast sings an a cappella score that blends the Newfoundland folk tradition with African-American gospel.

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland’s Oil and Water is another superb creative collaboration by Siminovitch Award-winning director Jillian Keiley and Governor General Award-winning playwright Robert Chafe. Their work has played across the country and abroad to critical and audience acclaim, and includes Fear of Flight, Afterimage and Under Wraps. Founded in 1995 and based in St. John’s Newfoundland, Artistic Fraud specializes in large-scale chorus-based work, where spectacle meets story.

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland
April 18 – May 6, 2012
Mainspace Theatre
Directed by Jillian Keiley
Written by Robert Chafe
Music Written/Arranged by Andrew Craig
Additional arrangements by Kellie Walsh
Musical Direction by Kellie Walsh

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