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GRAVY BATH PRODUCTIONS in association with the
presents the


AUGUST 3rd – 19th 2004

The Saidye ‘B’ Off Centre invites you to the second annual New Classical Theatre Festival, featuring two new works by Gravy Bath Productions and SaBooge Theatre.

Gravy Bath Productions is an independent young theatre company dedicated to the creation of original works, the re-interpretation of important classical texts, and the exploration of new theatrical styles. Now housed at the Saidye ‘B’ Off Centre, Gravy Bath Productions is constantly evolving and exploring, searching for new ways to tap into the Theatre of the Imagination. Selected past productions include: De Profundis, Coriolanus, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Ugly, Henry. Octobre. 1970., Top Gun Circus, UnfoundedFearOf, Tempest: Forecast Disorder, Critic and Christofer’s Story.

Kali Yuga From the classical cosmology of ancient India, to a middle-class home in Montreal of the 1960s; from the opening up of the world in Expo ’67, to the near destruction of the planet in the Cold War of the 1980s; from a hippie commune in 1969 Vancouver, to a Russian Roulette game in 1986 Bombay; from the Mahabharata to the Bible; from Arjuna and Krishna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra in 10,000 B.C.E. where the Bhagavad-Gita emerged - to an antique shop in 2004 Mile-End; from the cultural revolution of the 1960s to the Cold War of the 1980s; from Gloria’s abortion to the story of Ananda’s conversion, to Denis’ death from AIDS in 1989; from the classical structure of the Hindu’s view of the universe to the Westerner’s modern existential dilemmas; from Ananda’s voyage through India to Adam’s journey through the cosmos comes the epic world of Kali Yuga.

SaBooge Theatre “Playful and inventive…as entertaining as it is intelligent” (The Irish Times), SaBooge Theatre conceives compelling and highly visual narratives that seek the revelation of an unexpected humanity in the marginalized and extraordinary. Brought together by their training at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, SaBooge is an international ensemble based in Montreal and New York whose filmic, image-based work defines its reputation as a young company whose "haunting work has to be seen to be believed” (Montreal Mirror). Artists have joined SaBooge from the Czech Republic, Britain, Ireland, America, Canada, Spain and France. SaBooge has performed throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Their last show, Hatched, received wide critical acclaim and played at the HERE Arts Center (NYC), the adjudicated Philadelphia Fringe, the Wildside Festival (Montreal), Theatre Kingston (Ontario) and the Project Arts Centre (Dublin, Ireland).

Fathom Tasmania, 1837. Transported to Van Diemen’s Land at the ends of the discovered world, a boy and his convict mother harbour an inconceivable secret. When the seedling society swells and their secret spills, the boy must navigate science and survival, caste and creation through a battle of ambition that holds his fate at its heart. With the seamless performance of multiple roles, SaBooge Theatre transports us beyond the seas to the bug-ridden tedium of Hobart Town, an infant colony farther from civilization than the moon. Visually enchanting, with live music and an original sound design, Fathom promises to be a theatrical voyage that weaves its way through history and fantasy, the mapped and the unmapped, to end up where it all began; back in the water.

KALI YUGA written by Madd Harold and Anthony Kokx, directed by Madd Harold, designed by Nelly Savova, Joshua Lamb, and Ben Finkelberg. The cast features Don Anderson, Yann Bernaquez, Stephenie Farrell, Angela Galuppo, Dawn Lambert, Kent McQuaid, Karsten Mueller, Trent Pardy and Kelly Patterson.

FATHOM was created by SaBooge Theatre from a short story by Jodi Essery. The ensemble is comprised of award-winning poets, playwrights, actors and designers: Attila Clemman, Patrick Costello, Jodi Essery, Kayla Fell, Simon Harding, Adrienne Kapstein, Jeff Lorenz and Andrew Shaver.


      Saidye ‘B’ Off Centre
      5170 Côte Ste-Catherine Rd
, Mtl (Métro Côte Ste-Catherine)
      Kali Yuga
. August 1st, 7:00 pm (pay-what-you-can)
      Fathom. August 2nd, 8:00 pm (pay-what-you-can)
      Kali Yuga
. August 3rd, 7:00 pm
      Fathom. August 4th, 8:00 pm
      August 3rd – 19th 2004
ADMISSION.       Kali Yuga
. $20/$15 Students/SBC Theatre Subscribers
      Fathom. $15/$10 Students/SBC Theatre Subscribers
      Kali Yuga
. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays at 7:00 pm,
      Matinee Sunday, August 15th at 1:00 pm
      Fathom. Mondays & Wednesdays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 9:00 pm
      Matinee Sunday, August 8th at 2:00 pm


For more info please visit our website at: www.gravybath.com

The MEDIA CALL with excerpts of Kali Yuga and Fathom will be held on August 2nd at 11am. This is an occasion for camera footage, interviews and still photography. Please confirm by July 29th.

Media contact: YANN BERNAQUEZ 514.854.6277 ybernaquez@saidyebronfman.org