PARADIGM productions, commissioned by LUMINATO , presents
written & directed by SUSANNA FOURNIER
choreography by AMANDA ACORN
JUNE 11- 16th 2019 / The Theatre Centre
259 years have passed since we last saw Sarah in The Scavenger’s Daughter. She has defied Death, survived the toppling of regimes, and centuries of war. When a mysterious plague breaks out, she is forced to relocate to a quarantined zone with her four young wards – girls who have been orphaned by the women she once employed. When a strange doctor arrives and discovers that the girls are plague-positive, Sarah must choose between treating the girls with an experimental new drug or no treatment at all .
Four Sisters culminates Susanna Fournier’s critically-acclaimed trilogy, The Empire, but also stands on its own as a single riveting play shifting between narrative and movement, darkness and light, through the synthesis of Fournier’s provocative text and direction and Amanda Acorn’s visionary choreography.
FOUR SISTERS is a Rated Unknown – for depictions of lateral violence, big pharma, familial silence, inter-generational feminine rage, injection sites, state coercion in the dislocation of communities, and the collapse of linear perceptions of time as we hurtle into prophecy – calling out for a new world.
Tue June 11 8pm (preview)
Wed June 12 8pm (preview)
Thur June 13 8pm (opening night)
Fri June 14 8pm featuring a talk back after the show hosted by ted witzel & creative team
Sat June 15 2pm
Sat June 15 8pm featuring a talk back after the show hosted by Maria Vamvalis
Sun June 16 2pm
Artsworker tickets $29, Preview Tickets $39, Regular Tickets $57. There will be 10 Pay-What-You-Can rush tickets for every performance available at the door 1 hour before show (in person only). Wheelchair accessible venue. For those with mobility access needs who wish to reserve a PWYC ticket, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starring YOLANDA BONNELL, KRYSTINA BOJANOWSKI, JENNIFER DAHL, ARIA EVANS, VIRGILIA GRIFFITH, XIMENA HUIZI, CHALA HUNTER, CLAUDIA MOORE, BEA PIZANO
producer ALISON WONG
scenography by KAITLIN HICKEY
sound design by CHRISTOPHER ROSS-EWART
video design by STEPH RAPOSO podcast creation & compostion BEN MCCARTHY
in collaboration with SUSANNA FOURNIER and design concepts from EMPIRE TRILOGY designers: Triga Creative
Learn more about the hybrid approach to text and choreography we're using to explore feminine story-form in development of Four Sisters. Read our blog post here.