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With a miniature model of the fated ocean liner, and the clever use of a ladder, four deck chairs and a sheet of plastic, four actors relive the tragedy of the so-called unsinkable ship. They recount the hubris, the folly and the shocking mix of errors that sent hundreds to their deaths.

This tuxedo-clad company takes the phrase “poetry in motion” seriously in this urgent adaptation of Canadian E. J. Pratt’s epic poem The Titanic.

The capable young cast from Edmonton, featuring Melanie Godbout, Kate Jestadt, Matt Randolph and Bradley Bergeron, are great storytellers, flying from one scene to another, running the gamut of emotion from the foolish security of wealth to the fear and growing panic of the passengers and crew as the reality of the push and shove of the sinking ship became a reality.

This is a physical and expressive show with strong performances.

— Wendy King

 

From the Fringe program:

The Titanic sank in 1912, taking 1500 people to their death. In 1935, E.J. Pratt published his epic poem about the disaster. In an adaptation by Kenneth Brown, this funny, deeply moving and tragic story is told in an entirely new way.

Director: Kenneth Brown

Cast: Kate Jestadt, Melanie Godbout, Matt Randolph, Dustin Allen

4 Stars "Even though we all know how the story ends, Kenneth Brown's production had me holding my breath, hoping for the Carpathia to arrive in time to save the thousands on board" - Sound + Noise

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $9 for Students, Seniors

Warnings: Gunshots

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