An accidental electrocution and an unexpectedly forged family. These two seemingly disconnected events intertwine to tell a story of connectivity and belonging in Afterimage, based on the short story by lauded poet and novelist Michael Crummey (River Thieves, The Wreckage, Galore, and Sweetland).
Lise Lacouer is an outcast because of her gift for seeing the future. But it is this gift that lets her see beyond Winston Evans’ disfiguring scars and fall in love. Years later, their children, Theresa and Jerome, have inherited Lise’s gift and must struggle to find their own place within the community. But for Leo, their perfectly normal middle child, the struggle is the growing the chasm between himself and his peculiar family. While familial tensions mount and secrets are revealed, the Evans family come to see the monumental effect even the smallest spark can create.
A multi-tasking cast of eight tell the story on a copper stage literally flowing with live electricity. Crummey’s original narrative hums with danger and possibility, much like the world on which Artistic Fraud’s retelling unfolds.
You won’t find a more charged production… high wattage theatre.
…relentlessly inventive… creepy and compelling.
The Globe and Mail
Photo Credit: Phil Churchill, Mary Colin Chisholm, Christian Murray, Melanie Brooks, Kevin Woolridge, and Colin Furlong in Afterimage.