Red Like Fruit by Hannah Moscovitch

  • April 3 - 21, 2024
  • The Bus Stop Theatre

    2203 Gottingen Street
    Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B5
Ticket Price (CAD) $1.00-$100.00 Buy Tickets
Description

2b theatre company produces the world premiere of the newest play from Canadian Governor General’s Award-winning sensation, Hannah Moscovitch at the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax from April 3-21. 
The show is the feature programming piece for 2b’s annual SPRINGboard mini-fest. Head to www.2btheatre.com/shows/springboard for more info.

The play features a man telling a woman’s story. Lauren asks Luke to narrate her life: her fraying mental health, the growing sense of unease she feels in the world. While Lauren’s been reporting on a high profile case of domestic violence, she’s been thinking back with eerie ambivalence on a set of sexual events from her adolescence, and something in her has started to crash. Soon, Lauren can no longer comprehend her own decisions and desires (like why she asked Luke to narrate for her in the first place). Red Like Fruit interrogates the many contradictions and complexities of complicity, consent, patriarchy and traumatic memory in the post #MeToo era.

Moscovitch calls the play an opportunity to “Mess with the audience’s feelings about what role the male gaze and voice plays in defining how women feel about their lives.” She says: “I’ve realized the patriarchy has made it easy for me to doubt myself, but somehow, when a man says something is true, I accept it.”
 

Due to the nature of the story and the themes of the play, 2b recommends that Red Like Fruit is only for audiences 16 years and older. Parental guidance is required.

We will be unable to admit latecomers to the performance.

Tickets will be on sale online until 6:00pm the day of the performance. At which time the online site will close down, and any remaining tickets will be available at the door at the Bus Stop.  

Written by Hannah Moscovitch
Directed by Christian Barry
Set, Lighting & Costume Design by Kaitlin Hickey
Performed by Michelle Monteith and David Patrick Flemming
Stage Management by Don Brownrigg
Production Management by Sylvia Bell
Accessibility Coordination by Sara Graham

SHOWTIMES:
Wed, April 3    7:30pm Performance - Preview
Thu, April 4     7:30pm Performance - Preview
Fri, April 5        7:30pm Performance - Opening Night
Sat, April 6      7:30pm Performance
Sun, April 7     4:00pm Performance - Childcare Matinee (3:30 dropoff)
Tue, April 9     7:30pm Performance - Student Night
Wed, April 10  7:30pm Performance - Required Masking Night
Thu, April 11     7:30pm Performance
Fri, April 12       7:30pm Performance
Sat, April 13     2:00pm Performance - Matinee
Sat, April 13     7:30pm Performance
Sun, April 14    4:00pm Performance - Childcare Matinee (3:30 dropoff)
Tue,  April 16   7:30pm Performance - Open Access Night (6:30pm)
Wed, April 17   7:30pm Performance - Required Masking Night
Thu, April 18    7:30pm Performance
Fri, April 19       7:30pm Performance
Sat, April 20    7:30pm Performance
Sun, April 21    4:00pm Performance - Childcare Matinee (3:30 dropoff)
 

During the performances on Sundays April 7, 14, 21st CHILDCARE WILL BE AVAILABLE. Please get in touch if required.
During the performances on Wednesdays April 10th and April 17th MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED.
 
Note: 2203 Gottingen Street is wheelchair accessible with private, gender-neutral washrooms. The audience seating for this production will be on raised levels with steps. If you need a floor-seat/seat near the exit for accessibility purposes please email us at access@2btheatre.com and we will reserve one for you.
 

About Hannah Moscovitch:

Hannah is an acclaimed playwright and TV-writer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Widely produced across Canada and around the world, Hannah has numerous awards for her plays, among them Canada’s highest literary honor the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Book Award, the Nova Scotia MasterWorks Arts Award and the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize. Her music-theatre hybrid Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story (co-created with Christian Barry and Ben Caplan) won the Herald Angel and a Scotsman Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, received six Drama Desk Award nominations in New York, and has been touring the world since 2017. In television, Hannah is the Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer of Little Bird. Most recently, Hannah was Co-Executive Producer and Writer on Season One and Season Two of AMC’s hit series Interview with the Vampire.


Ticketing details

General admission tickets are available for $40 including fees. Discounted tickets are available to anyone with limited disposable income, including (but not limited to) students, arts workers, and seniors on fixed incomes. 
There is also a 'Support the Work' ticket option for those who feel they are able to contribute more. Going directly to the many artists engaged on this production, and 2b's future works. 

Access 2b
Theatre should be accessible to everyone, and no one will ever be turned away from a 2b show for lack of funds. If you want to attend Red Like Fruit but can't afford it, You can request free tickets through our Access 2b program. Head to https://forms.gle/isK6Nod78BS5UTuB7 to send in a ticket request. 

2b newbie
If you bring a friend who has never seen a 2b show to Red Like Fruit, you’ll both save 20% when you use the promo code NEWBIE.

Free Childcare Matinees
2b is excited to offer free childcare to ticketholders at Sunday Matinee performances of Red Like Fruit. If childcare is something you need, please get your ticket to Red Like Fruit, and then either send us an e-mail at tickets@2btheatre.com or fill out our form at https://forms.gle/mXs8YRfp4ZpuDCjW6  to request childcare. We will get in touch with you to confirm before the show date.



Thanks and acknowledgements 

2b gratefully acknowledges support from the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia's Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism, and Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia, the Canada Council for the Arts. As well as our sponsors Red Door Realty, Office Interiors, Emera, Cox & Palmer, JW Murphy Foundation, and our Emerging Artist Donor, RBC.

Date & Time

Apr. 3 - 21, 2024

Venue Details

The Bus Stop Theatre

2203 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B5 The Bus Stop Theatre
2b theatre company

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2b theatre company creates, develops, and presents works for the regional, national, and international stages. 2b is celebrated at home in Halifax and across Canada as a driving artistic voice that creates vital theatre for the world stage. We have presented work on five continents, 13 countries, and 67 cities, from Halifax to Hanover, Edmonton to Edinburgh, and Toronto to Tasmania. We have won awards and accolades the world over.

 

www.2btheatre.com


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