It is 1968 in the fictional town of Croyden Harbour, Labrador. Jacinta is a transplanted teacher who found love in the small town and never left. Her husband, Treadway, is a trapper, a man of the land who is as comfortable talking to the creatures of the woods as he is to his family. Into this simple life, their baby Wayne is born with the most incredible complication: they are neither male nor female, but both. Annabel charts the implications of the Jacinta and Treadway’s decision to raise their intersex child as a boy, and to fully deny their female side. What emerges is a tenderly detailed and intimate portrait of an outsider trying desperately to get in.
Artistic Fraud is delighted to partner on the development of Annabel with Soulpepper Theatre of Toronto through their imagiNation initiative.