Think you’ve got it tough? The world premiere of an original Canadian production running Aug. 7 – 17 at Pacific Theatre is sure to put things in perspective.
Wolf at the Door is an original play by writer Tina Teeninga (Saddest Girl in the World). Directed by Kerri Norris (Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe) for Otherwise Productions, it tells the story of a family of peaceful weavers living Yorkshire, England. But when the Industrial Revolution hits, the Grenfells find their way of life – providing their friends and neighbours with quality sackcloths for casual wear – in jeopardy.
The Grenfells include Harriet, described in the press release as “all fists and fight”; Susanna, wife and mother, “torn between loyalty to her husband and a desire for justice”; and dad Matthias, who not only has to contend with the strongwilled womenfolk in his household but also the looming (pun intended) threat to his livelihood.
The cast includes Pacific Theatre regulars Byron Noble, Rebecca deBoer, Kyla Ferrier, Kirsty Provan, Lori Kokotailo and Tim Bratton.
Wolf at the Door August 7-17, 2013 at Pacific Theatre (1440 West 12th Ave.)
All performances begin at 8pm. August 7 is a Preview Performance.
General Admission $15.
2-for-1 Preview Performance (August 7).
Talkback (August 9)
More info: http://otherwiseproductions.ca/