Fri, Apr 24|
THE STONE FACE by Sherry MacDonald (Vancouver)
The year is 1964 and first-time film director Alan Schneider is about to embark on a project combining the talents of Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett. Based on a true event.
Time & Location
Apr 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m. PDT
About the Event
HOW TO ATTEND
At showtime, click here to enter the venue: Canadian Play Thing: THE STONE FACE
"Doors" open 5 minutes prior to start. Capacity 100. This is a live reading and will not be recorded.
As an audience member, you will not appear on camera or audio.
BUSTER: Peter Anderson
ALAN: Ian Gould
SAMUEL: Jonathon Young ELEANOR: Natascha Girgis
YOUNG MAN: Paige Fraser
STAGE DIRECTIONS: Alison Jenkins
Nancy Robillard - director
ABOUT THE PLAY
Based on a true event. The year is 1964 and first-time film director Alan Schneider is about to
embark on a project combining the talents of Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett. When Alan visits
the home of Keaton to discuss the project, titled simply Film, he discovers the former star engaged
in an imaginary card game with the long-deceased Irving G. Thalberg. It doesn’t take long for Alan
to realize that he has entered into an altered universe resembling the surreal world of the Buster
Keaton film, a world where doors solve problems and card games provide lessons in life. Alan turns
to Beckett for help in making sense of this world, only to find that Sam is perfectly at home in it.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Sherry’s plays have been staged in various cities in Canada and the United States
and include The Stone Face, The Seduction Theory, The Duchess of Alba, Iraqi
Karaoke, and Cowgirl Jane. Also a filmmaker, her short films have screened at
festivals locally and internationally. Sherry is currently working on a musical, Battle
of Ballantyne Pier, about the longshore workers’ strike of 1935 in Vancouver, as well
as a biographical stories with songs show titled Scenes From a Marriage, excerpts of
which she regularly performs at local story-telling events such as The Flame and
Vancouver Story Slam. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and her work
is published by Anvil Press.