Little Pea’s Revolution set to premiere in Toronto on November 4th and 5th at The Hub
From Press Release
See it before its run at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City!
Little Pea has just turned twelve and is terrified of what she is to become – who she is. So terrified, in fact, that she locks herself in Gramma’s in-law suite during her birthday party, and imagines an escape route where she doesn’t have to face the next chapter of her life: facing the death of her grandmother, and becoming a woman.
Through interactions with her older cousin, her mother, her grandmother, and her best friend, Little Pea questions her inheritance, and explores her political, sexual, and mixed racial identity, all to answer one of life’s most important questions: Is it better to be the Princess or the Pea?” A Canadian soiree of a little girl’s journey to her own self.
“After the death of my paternal grandmother, I realized that I was losing a connection to a past that would never again be recovered, and it suddenly become important to ask questions about my own identity, and cultural inheritance,” says creator Laura Quigley. “I was also curious to explore moments in our lives where we make decisions about ourselves, especially as a woman. Little Pea is the culmination of this research. I am ecstatic that the United Solo Festival in New York will be the World Premiere for this work. Solo performance is an incredibly important and exciting form of theatre, and it’s thrilling to be a part of a festival of international solo work.”
Prior to its US premiere, Little Pea’s Revolution will run for a limited engagement at the Hub 14 space November 4th and 5th in Toronto ON.
Little Revolutions is a non-profit theatre company with a mandate to instigate little revolutions within the artists, students, and audiences the company collaborates with. It creates vital, socially engaging performance pieces that blur the boundaries between audience and artist.
United Solo Theatre Festival is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. Through a diverse range of one-person shows, they explore and celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.
Little Pea’s Revolution
Directed by Birgit Schreyer Duarte, Created & Performed by Laura Quigley with Sound Design by Lyon Smith, Set by Michael Hopkins, Lighting by Dave Metcalfe, and Stage Managed by Rain Chan.
A Little Revolutions Production: littlerevolutions.ca
Hub 14 November 4th and 5th, 2011 8:00 pm
14 Markham Street, Toronto ON
Tickets $15 available at 416.268.3897 or firstname.lastname@example.org