Noble Parasites

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$15.00 Previews; $25.00 Tuesday-Thursday; $30.00 Friday & Saturday; $10.00 Suggested Min. Sundays

About This Show

In a world premiere production, Theatre Passe Muraille presents Noble Parasites, a double bill of two archly funny tributes to the dystopian and post-apocalyptic futures of 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Playwright Mike McPhaden’s work imagines two sinister futures: Act I, The Bookworm, is set hundreds of years in the future and follows an underground society on the edge of extinction; Act II, Sea Change, takes place only a few decades from now in an ultra-modern world of espionage and betrayal.

The Bookworm: Deep below the earth’s toxic surface, humanity clings to life in a cult-like society. When young Lindy discovers a forbidden artifact (a 20th century magazine depicting a long-forgotten past) her world is thrown into chaos. To make matters worse, it’s Lindy’s Examination Day, and she’s about to face the city’s most menacing elder.

Sea Change: In the wake of an environmental catastrophe, Thomas spies a golden opportunity. Armed with the hyper-tech secret to winning the upcoming election, he meets with a shady government operative in a city park. But Thomas’ plans are upset when the transaction goes crazily awry. In these uncertain times, no one can be trusted.

Noble Parasites is directed by Rebecca Brown, and features the performances of Kate Hewlett, Julian Richings, and Amy Rutherford.

Students & Seniors: $5.00 Discount on Tuesday-Saturday performances.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: April 11, 2007 Final Performance: April 29, 2007

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