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Dates: May 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm EST.
Tickets: General Admission $18
Location: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo
For more information, visit the page for Darling at WOOMcollaborative.
The story of a woman and her gynecologist lover leaves Erin with a burning question she cannot get out of her mind: Who is "Darling"?
About this event
Written by Jenn Addesso
Performed by Jenn Addesso and Ellen Feuer
Directed by Andy Houston and Brooke Barnes
Designed by Gary Kirkham (digital scenography), Colin Labadie (sound), and Chelsea Vanoverbeke (lighting)
A manila envelope containing three cassette tapes and one journal from 1976 unravels MA student Erin Zeigler’s entire thesis before her dissertation defense. The story of a woman and her gynecologist lover leaves Erin with a burning question she cannot get out of her mind, even in her dreams: Who is “Darling”?
Through various media (sound, video, performance, and interactive pedagogical technology), this production Darling explores the archive of a woman from the past known only as “Darling.” Through this process, the diary and cassettes — materials of the past — begin to resonate with Erin’s relevance to the present.
After Erin Zeigler, performed by Jenn Addesso, the young woman who discovers this archive, she becomes consumed ponderings her relationship to what it reveals about the role of professional women in society, gender norms, relationships of power — then and now — and the promise of love in a transgressive relationship.
In our consideration of the enigmatic Darling, we hope to inspire questions and collaboration with the audience about relationships, desire, and whether it’s possible to be completely satisfied with the path one’s life has taken.
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1