Thanks to Alumnae Theatre blogger/marketing and publicity director Tina McCulloch for this write-up on The Drowning Girls talkback matinée. The Drowning Girls continues this week in the studio: Wed – Sat at 8 p.m. This is their final week, folks, so book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Following yesterday’s matinee performance, about half of the almost-sold-out audience opted to stay for a 25-minute Talkback with director Taryn Jorgenson and the cast of The Drowning Girls.
While the girls got dried off in the dressing room downstairs, Taryn shared the historical facts and fielded questions about the true story of George Joseph Smith and his murdered brides. See previous posts http://alumnaetheatre.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/the-drowning-girls-a-real-life-edwardian-version-of-csi-part-i/ andhttp://alumnaetheatre.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/oct-3112-the-drowning-girls-a-real-life-edwardian-version-of-csi-part-2/
One thing Taryn mentioned, which I had not previously caught, was that Alice (Jennifer Neales) portrays Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Neil in the play! Neil investigated the serial killer George Joseph Smith, and eventually arrested him.
A sampling of audience questions:
Q: Did this story happen in Canada or England? Why do the brides not have English accents?
A: It happened in England, but the playwrights (Beth Graham, Daniela Vlaskalic, Charlie Tomlinson) are Canadian, and the script specifies that…
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