Learn a thing or two about the past
How about a show that entertains while offering a history lesson?
Set in a 1950s mining town, Killcreek follows a pair of orphaned siblings whose dysfunctional relationship becomes more strained when the authorities reopen the mine in which their father died (from July 5 at Randolph). There’s more small-town life during a similar time period in Inge Snapshots: Still Life At Mid-Century MidAmerica, a double bill by playwright William Inge about troubled reunions (from July 3 at Helen Gardiner Phelan).
A 1920s Berlin cabaret is the setting and source for much of the music in Love Is A Poverty You Can Sell 2: Kisses For A Pfennig, the sequel to an earlier Fringe hit (from July 3 at Bite, 423 College).
Women are central in two 19th-century tales. Travel back to 1884 for A Young Lady’s Guide To Vivisection, in which Queen’s University adjusts to its first female medical students (from July 4 at Helen Gardiner Phelan). The Hystericon looks at three “hysterical” patients/guinea pigs studied by Professor Charcot in his Parisian asylum for women (from July 5 at Passe Muraille Mainspace).
History comes alive in shows like Killcreek.