Northern Daughter Premiere

One Canoe. Five characters. One Performer. World Premiere.

“Josephine is gritty and exposed. Someone important has died, and she’s on a reluctant journey home. Just as the forces of nature are indiscriminate, Josephine has to make good on a promise she’s made. She knows that if you don’t respect the forces of nature, they can kill you. She knows she has to keep her word. But in the middle of the lake, she learns something unexpected about the forces of living. The audience steps into the canoe and makes this journey with her.” ~ Donna Creighton

Northern Daughter premiere at the ARTS Project, London, ON - October 22-25, 2014NORTHERN DAUGHTER is a one-act play with music co-written by Donna Creighton and Louise Fagan, performed by Donna Creighton and directed by Louise Fagan. 
This is the story of Josephine, a girl who grew up in the untamed Canadian north before escaping to the city. The story is set in a canoe.
When we meet Josephine, she is returning to the lake of her childhood, armed with her paddle, a guitar, and the songs that punctuate her story. She recalls the colourful characters from her past and traces a sequence of pivotal moments in her life. Like the wilderness around her, Josephine is hardy and honest, at times poignant, then funny—quintessentially Canadian.
Award-winning singer-songwriter Donna Creighton plays Josephine and the four colourful supporting characters.
The production team is lead by Artistic Director Louise Fagan with set design by Eric Bunnell, costume design by Julie McGill, lighting design by Karen Crichton, sound design by Andrew Mawdsley and stage management by Krisanne Nunes.

Co-produced by AlvegoRoot Theatre Company and Donna Creighton Productions, this show will round out AlevgoRoot's 2014 season with a world premiere at The ARTS Project theatre, London, ON. AlvegoRoot is an independent theatre company based in London, Ontario, that produces local plays about Southwestern Ontario, along with classical repertoire.

This production has been made possible with support and sponsorship from The Chris Doty Endowment Fund, The London Arts Council, The Ontario Arts Council, and SISKINDS | THE LAW FIRM.
Wednesday, Oct. 22 - 8:00pmThursday, Oct. 23 - 8:00pm
Friday, Oct. 24 - 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 25 (matinee) - 2:00pm 
Saturday, Oct. 25 - 8:00pm

Where: The ARTS Project theatre, 203 Dundas St., London, ON (seating capacity 80)

Tickets: $20 (adults), $10 (seniors and students with ID)
Available at the ARTS Project Box Office: (519) 642-2767 and online.

NOTE: This show contains mature subject matter that is not suitable for children.

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