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 unexpected trait: they are intersex. Annabel charts the implications of the Jacinta and Treadway’s decision to medically assign and raise their child as a boy, and to fully deny any other outcome. What emerges is a tenderly detailed and intimate portrait of a person growing up within a secret, an outsider trying desperately to get in.
Based upon the novel by Kathleen Winter Annabel will Artistic Fraud’s first full musical.