Upintheair Theatre Presents Elysse Cheadle's World Premiere
An absurd portrait of life after loss told through music, existential angst, populist science, and verbatim text from Wikipedia.
Fuchsia Future is a nihilistic musical about a family in the wake of tragedy.
It is inspired by the life and research of renowned population geneticist George Price, who is known for boiling down altruistic behaviour into a neat little probabilistic equation, before losing his mind in an effort to disprove his own findings.
The story follows George's fictional wife and son after the disappearance of their family patriarch. Ma Price, a relentless futilist and avid bread fan, strives to rediscover her new self without her husband, while her reclusive son Paul concocts voyeuristic suspicions about his father’s absence that involve their elderly neighbour: Mr.Frown
Here’s to the dreaded pink future!
Performed by: Ashley Aron, Carmine Santavenere, Elysse Cheadle, Janelle Reid, Martin Reisle, and Pascal Reiners
Music for banjo, voice, and kitchen utensils by: Elliot Vaughan and Martin Reisle
Text by: Elysse Cheadle
Direction by: Marc Arboleda
Lighting Design by: Paula Viitanen Aldazosa
Stage Management by: Teresa Leung
Produced by Elysse Cheadle (Vancouver)
Venue: The Culture Lab
May 24 9:15pm
May 26 7:15pm
May 27 1:30pm Talkback
June 2 9:30pm
June 3 6:00pm
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VENUE - The Cultch: 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver, BC