Fri., Apr. 24 | https://zoom.us/j/98442162433

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.
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Time & Location

Apr. 24, 2020, 7:00 p.m. PDT
https://zoom.us/j/98442162433

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.

FEATURING

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.

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