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Occurs on Wednesday February 7 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Studio 103 Recital Hall
6450 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby BC V5G 2J3

Event Notes

× Advance Theatre Festival: Advancing the Radically Inclusive Stage.

A Captivating Woman - Playwright: Natasha Chew

Director: Anjela Magpantay


Sarah Roa: Annalyn

Dramaturg: Jesse Del Fierro

A Captivating Woman is a one-woman meta-theatrical show revolving around Annalyn, who we meet holding Steve (and the audience), a convenience store clerk at gunpoint for a box of cereal. The show begins with her robbing the corner store but eventually reveals she is severely underprepared and frankly averse to going through with the task at hand. As she finds herself in a sticky situation of her own making, she tries to rationalize her actions. Fighting between her need to perform a sympathetic character to the audience and her need for catharsis, she chronicles her “success” and the synchronous revelation that her life, like Theseus’ boat, may no longer be hers. What seems like a woman “snapped” becomes the portrait of a woman’s undoing: starting over slowly and deliberately amid the rubble, fumbling her way back to the start.

Content warning: for the play: Sexual content. Gun Violence.

Content warnings for the play: Sexual content. Gun Violence.

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