Department of Communication Arts
Modern Languages building, room 233
Tel 519 888-4567, ext. 35808
Concord Floral is a million square foot abandoned greenhouse and a hangout for neighbourhood kids. But something has happened there. Something nobody wants to talk about. Concord Floral re-imagines Giovanni Boccaccio's medieval allegory The Decameron in a contemporary Canadian suburb, in which ten teens must flee a plague they have brought upon themselves.
Written by Jordan Tannahill in 2015, Concord Floral explores themes of alienation, sexuality, dislocation, loneliness and exclusion. All the characters are teenagers, offering the young generation the unique opportunity to have their world reflected back at themselves by an ensemble of young, talented and diverse performers.
The confusion of growing up is portrayed with sensitivity and openness, but also comments on the collective anxiety and fear that is so rampant in our world today, especially for young people. A menacing tale of vengeance that deals with disaffected suburban teen life honestly and directly; Concord Floral is intelligent, humorous and full of theatrical spectacle.
Guest director, Vikki Anderson (Artistic Director of Theatrefront) will work with the cast of 10 (7 women & 3 men) to create a choral structure, where the actors will stretch their bodies, voices and minds to tell this beautiful and haunting urban legend.
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1