Ahuri Theatre & Bad New Days Present FLASHING LIGHTS at The Theatre Centre

Ahuri Theatre & Bad New Days Present FLASHING LIGHTS at The Theatre Centre

Created by award winning Bad New Days (The Double) and Ahuri Theatre (This is the Point), FLASHING LIGHTS is an original play exploring how digital technology is radically shaping human evolution.

FLASHING LIGHTS tells the tale of Peter (Dan Watson), an unremarkable guy who inexplicably becomes famous. His dizzying rise and fall effects everyone around him, in particular his family; his savvy wife Shannon (Miranda Calderon) and their child Ter (Liz Peterson). What starts off as a portrait of contemporary family life quickly unravels into a meditation on the borders between digital and physical existence and the future of this brave new world being created.

FLASHING LIGHTS combines a fantastical absurdist narrative with a highly physical theatrical style using technology like smart phones and tablets as puppets, masks, light, and sound sources. Drawing on the ideas of Marshall McLuhan, Sherry Turkle, Jean Baudrillard and other theorists, FLASHING LIGHTS speaks to the growing anxiety about the future and to the vertiginous feeling that time itself is speeding up. Will humankind's frail, flesh and blood selves be able to keep up?

This new play has been created collaboratively by award-winning theatre artists Adam Paolozza (Dora Award Spent & The Double), Guillermo Verdecchia (Governor General's and Chalmers Award Winner), Ken Mackenzie (Kim's Convenience, Brantwood), Dan Watson (This is the Point, What Dream it Was), Liz Peterson (Performance About A Woman, Capitalist Love Duets) and Miranda Calderon (Butcher, Taking Care of Baby).

"In an effort to make FLASHING LIGHTS accessible financially, we are offering a Pay What You Can Afford ticketing scheme. Prices are set at $5, $25, $46 and $60. If you can afford $60 we ask that you pay that. If you can only afford $5 that's fine, too! The show will be accessible to anyone while challenging the ideology around how we place monetary value on an art experience." - Bad New Days and Ahuri Theatre

Bad New Days and Ahuri Theatre present
Created by the Company with Text by Guillermo Verdecchia
Directed by Adam Paolozza
October 7-22, 2017
The Theatre Centre, Franco Boni Mainspace, 1115 Queen Street West

Performed by Miranda Calderon, Liz Peterson, Dan Watson
with Adam Paolozza and Guillermo Verdecchia
Set, Costume & Lighting Design by Ken Mackenzie
Video Design by Melissa Joakim
Sound Design by Matt Smith
Stage Management by Dylan Tate-Howarth

Opening Night: Wednesday October 11, 2017 @ 8pm
Tuesday-Saturday @ 8pm | Sunday @ 2pm
Tickets: Pay What You Can Afford $5 | $25 | $45 | $60
(plus applicable service charges)
For tickets call 416.538.0988 or visit online at theatrecentre.org

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