WHAT: The American Premiere of Northern Daughter, Co-written by Donna Creighton & Louise Fagan, Directed by Louise Fagan, Performed by Donna Creighton
WHERE: UNITED SOLO Theatre Festival
Theatre Row, The Studio Theatre
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
WHEN: Sunday November 1, 2015 – 4:00pm
TICKETS: Purchase at Theatre Row Box Office, or online through www.telecharge.com, or by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200
When buying tickets for Northern Daughter at United Solo, please provide the following: FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), THEATRE name (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), specific SHOW DATE (Nov. 1, 2015) and specific SHOW TIME (4:00 pm):
Northern Daughter is a story about resilience – a backwoods drama set in the Canadian bush with music, humour and grit! Co-written by Donna Creighton and Louise Fagan, the play is performed by Canada’s award-winning singer-songwriter Donna Creighton. Donna moves fluidly from character to character, portraying each of them from Josephine’s point of view.
When we meet Josephine, she is returning to the lake of her childhood in the untamed Canadian north where she grew up, before escaping to the city. Dad is hard and gruff.
Mom is romantic and refined. Both are stubborn as mules! But it is the villainous Mr. McAllister and wise Mrs. P. who change the course of Josephine’s life.
Armed with her paddle, a guitar, and the songs that punctuate her story, Josephine traces a sequence of pivotal memories on her journey home. The audience steps into the canoe with her.
This is quintessentially Canadian theatre, with its wild forces, heart-tugging moments, and offbeat humour. Northern Daughter is in town for just one performance with the 2015 United Solo Festival, for its American Premiere as an official selection of the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York.
NOTE: This show contains mature subject matter that is not suitable for children.
2015 United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 6th year, will present 150 shows from six continents at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $19.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at Theatre Row box office, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, as well as over the phone at 212.239.6200 and online at www.telecharge.com. More details can be found at www.unitedsolo.org