by Guillermo Calderon
Feb 13 – Mar 3
Neva is a dark comedy that takes place on Bloody Sunday, 1905, the day when protesting workers were massacred by government forces on their way to the Winter Palace to deliver a message to the czar. In a rehearsal space in St. Petersburg self-dramatizing diva Olga, the recent widow of Anton Chekhov, bemoans her inability to act well any longer, paralyzed by the fear of disappointing others. Only two other actors have managed to show up due to the massacre: the slippery Aleko and the seemingly effacing Masha. They alternately engage in improvised impromptu scenes of heightened emotion, amusing themselves by blurring the distinction between the personal and the staged, finding the genuine in the counterfeit and visa versa, all the while critiquing each other’s artistic choices and moral character. Calderón, using biting humour, ironically questions the purpose and integrity of art in a world gone – and unfortunately, still going – mad.
“An extraordinary effort.” The Hollywood Reporter
Directed by Clayton Jevne
Starring Melissa Blank, Nicholas Guerreiro and Rosemary Jeffery
Preview: Feb 13 @ 8pm
8pm shows: Feb 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 28, Mar 1, 2, 3
2pm show: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3
Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKET: ticketrocket.co or 250-590-6291 (a $2.50 surcharge will be added).
Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234 or reserve through www.theatreinconnu.com
Ticket prices: $14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
Feb 13– Preview is $7
Tuesday Feb 20 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission
The show is about 90 minutes long, including one intermission.
Theatre Inconnu is located in the Paul Phillips Hall, at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre).
For parking we suggest the side streets west of Fernwood Road as these do not have parking restriction signs.
We are wheelchair accessible.