Embedded reveals the two central characters in stasis, seeming to have been in bed for an eternity; in worship of their own relationship, which they've built into a sort of monument; plotting each other's demise. Their words sting, their bodies tremble, their fears feed, their hopes devour. Embedded exposes Ludwig & Mae's relationship, in all its raw and truthful self-indulgence.
Apocalypse is set in the surrealistic landscape of Ludwig's destructive mind, following the events of Embedded. Ludwig's subconscious is personified into three equally absurd, hilarious, and disturbing characters: The Pope, The Muse, and the Giacometti-Style Cow. Together, they analyze Ludwig's past and the failings of society, in a desperate attempt to either justify or revolt against Ludwig's ritualistic plan to commit suicide.
Resurrection is Mae's testimonial of her relationship with Ludwig. The final chapter in this story counterpoints Apocalypse's subversiveness with beautiful clarity. The events that unfolded with Ludwig have left Mae shattered. In Resurrection, she confronts her past selves in a simple yet painful gesture of reconciliation.
LUDWIG | James Harrington
MAE | Arielle Palik
CHINESE FOOD DELIVERY GUY | Patrick Rogers
VICTOR | Lily MacLean
LUDWIG | Kyle Mcilhone
POPE | Jeremy Michael Segal
MUSE | Beata Groves
COW | Delphine DiTecco
FATHER'S VOICE | Lucas Chartier-Dessert
MAE'S VOICE | Arielle Palik
CHINESE FOOD DELIVERY GUY'S VOICE: Patrick Rogers
UNCANNILY NUBILE ANGELS | Sarah Marchand & Natasha Trepanier
LIPS | Gabriela Saltiel
MAE | Delphine DiTecco, Beata Groves, Lily MacLean & Arielle Palik
Photos by Mustafa Unsal and Sarah Cotton.
WRITTEN BY | Louis Patrick Leroux
TRANSLATED BY | Shelley Tepperman & Ellen Warkentin
DIRECTED BY | Logan Williams
SET & COSTUMES DESIGN BY | Roze Bell
LIGHTING DESIGN BY | Alexander Smith
SOUND DESIGN BY | Dylan Gouze
VIDEO DESIGN BY | Jeremy Michael Segal & Logan Williams
COSTUME ASSISTANT | Savvy Farokhfal
SET ASSISTANT | Vlad Alexis
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT | Shannon McNally
The set is an inventive wonder, all white sheets, video screens and metallic objects hanging from the ceiling. As an art installation, it could stand on its own."
—Pat Donnelly, Montreal Gazette
"You simply must experience this play."
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