PARADIGM productions, commissioned by LUMINATO, presents
written & directed by SUSANNA FOURNIER choreography by AMANDA ACORN
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 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 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.
Starring YOLANDA BONNELL, KRYSTINA BOJANOWSKI, JENNIFER DAHL, ARIA EVANS, VIRGILIA GRIFFITH, XIMENA HUIZI, CHALA HUNTER, CLAUDIA MOORE, BEA PIZANO
The world premiere was presented at The Theatre Centre in Toronto, June 11-16th, 2019
producer ALISON WONG
scenography + lighting by KAITLIN HICKEY in collaboration with SUSANNA FOURNIER
sound design by CHRISTOPHER ROSS-EWART
video design by STEPH RAPOSO
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.