Playing | Mar 9 2013 - Apr 7 2013
THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
By Morris Panych
Directed by Craig Hall
Fear is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.
Frank, having dedicated his life to the unremarkable, and Walker, paranoid since being struck by lightning at the age of three, attempt to flee from each other but end up running in the same direction. They find themselves in a ramshackle hotel at the ends of the earth, run by a staff with a murderous dislike of visitors. Morris Panych's absurd comedy reminds us that fear can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
*Advisory: includes coarse language, gunshots, and fog*
NATASCHA GIRGIS as Willy, Astrid, Millie
REBECCA NORTHAN as Alice, June, Mona
DAVE HORAK as Clayton, Finn, Jack, Lawrence, Sergio, Lewis, Eduardo, Ferryman
CHRISTIAN GOUTSIS as Frank Gardener
KEVIN COREY as Henry, Walker
KENNETH MACKENZIE - Set Design
DENEEN MCARTHUR - Costume Designer
JOHN WEBBER - Lighting Design
JAMES SMITH - Sound Designer
MICHAEL HOWARD - Stage Manager
HEATHER RYCRAFT - Assistant Stage Manager
RACHEL MICHELLE SHERIDAN - Apprentice Stage Manager
IN THE MEDIA
FFWD Feature - Ends of the Earth
March 7, 2013
"We live in a world of paranoia... where you turn on the television and you immediately become afraid," says Craig Hall, Vertigo's artistic director. "I think Morris has written this specifically for that reason: it's a world that's fueled by fear, and what happens when that's taken to the ninth degree." While there is social commentary on our fear mongering ways, above all else this play is about entertainment. "The humour comes of the fact that we see where itís going, and then we get to step back and watch the train wreck happen." says Hall.
Read the full article: http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/arts/theatre/following-fear-and-laughs-10493
Calgary Herald Feature - Ends of the Earth
March 7, 2013
Did you know... Morris Stephen Panych was born in Calgary on June 30, 1952 and grew up in Edmonton before he made a name for himself as a playwright in Vancouver. He's won two Governor General's awards for drama, first in 1994 for The Ends of the Earth, and again in 2004 for The Girl in the Goldfish Bowl. For more Morris Panych trivia, be sure to check out the feature by Jon Roe from Swerve Magazine!
Read the full article: http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Ends+Earth/8063270/story.html#ixzz2MyLqivlY
Opening night | Thu Mar 14th, 7:30pm
Directors preview | Sun Mar 10th, 7:30pm