Scheherazade by Johnnie Walker (ON)
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About the Event
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AUDIENCE ADVICE: Scheherazade contains extremely coarse language and sexually explicit content.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Every night, the King marries a virgin. Every morning, he chops off her head. The only person who can stop him is Scheherazade: a brave young woman with a crazy plan. Inspired by the famous storyteller from 1001 Nights, this bold play is part epic fable, part darkly erotic satire. With idiosyncratic wit and offbeat humour, Scheherazade explore an anachronistic world of fantastic opulence, daily Royal Weddings, and terrible secrets.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Johnnie Walker is a theatre artist, filmmaker, and DJ based in Toronto. His play Shove It Down My Throat premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s last season. He has had artist residencies at Buddies, Canadian Stage, Videofag, and Playwrights Workshop Montreal. His solo show, Redheaded Stepchild, has toured North America and is available in print from Playwrights Canada Press. Other plays include: Scheherazade, Amusement, An Especially Maude-Lynne Xmas, Who Who Who’s Got a Crush on You?, The Other Three Sisters, A Maude-Lynne Evening and Muhammad of Yorkville. He won the Emerging Artist Award at SummerWorks 2010.
Johnnie has directed several of his own plays, as well as Tim Murphy’s Babel On & Blind to Happiness and Sam Mullins’ Grandma’s Dead. He has worked with Nobody's Business Theatre, Boylesque TO, AnimalParts, The Accidental Mechanics Group, and many others. His short film Saturn Devours was featured by the National Film Institute's short film festival.