World Premiere Of THE ANTISCIANS, Opens August 3rd At The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

World Premiere Of THE ANTISCIANS, Opens August 3rd At The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Inspired by the George MacDonald fairy tale, The Day Boy And The Night Girl. A warlock named Watho, seized by the madness of grief, raises two girls in isolation. When the girls meet for the first time, they're challenged by their differences and strengthened by their decisions to overcome them. Told through an enchanting fusion of spoken word, dance and physical storytelling, The Antiscians is a mesmerizing rendering of grief, desire and the strengths of our diversity.

The Apricity Project presents The Antiscians August 3rd-4th, 6th-11th, 13th-18th 11:25 (1 hr) Greenside @ Royal Terrace (Venue 231) https://tickets.edfringe.com/whatson/antiscians

Co-writers and performers Ryan Napier and Courtney Oliphant were part of the Fringe First award-winning ensemble of Why Do You Stand There In The Rain?, and this will be both of their Fringe debuts as writers. They are joined by another ex-company member Chelsie Blackwell, as well as performers Marina Stratton, Jaimy Gardner and Jamye Meri Joseph.

Director Doug Oliphant is an LA-based theatre director, movement director, and fight choreographer. He teaches movement and stage combat at New York Film Academy. He was a 2017 Finalist for the O'Neill's National Directors Fellowship, and the recipient of the Kennedy Center's ACTF Directing Fellowship.

The initial inspiration for The Antiscians were fairy tales by the late Scottish writer George MacDonald; most specifically, The Day Boy and the Night Girl. MacDonald's effortlessly magical language and fantastical imagination inspired the company to create a fairy tale for the modern day, one that urgently tackled themes of grief, racial reconciliation, and the strength and empowerment of identity. Through spoken word, song, dance, and physical storytelling, they wanted to tell a story that would engage hearts and minds and could transcend barriers of age, race, and maturity.

Based out of LOS ANGELES, The Apricity Project is a team of artists, entrepreneurs, and storytellers crafting new stories of the human experience for a world that desperately yearns to understand.

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