Ghost: Return to Mourning

part of the Provocation Series at the 2019 IGNITE! Festival

Contemporary Calgary, Centennial Planetarium

701 11 St SW

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre presents:

Ghost: Return to Mourning

part of the Provocation Series at Sage Theatre’s 2019 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists

June 12 & 14 at 7:00 & 9:30 pm
Contemporary Calgary, Centennial Planetarium, 701 11 St SW
$15 – Buy tickets or passes

If you were presented with an opportunity to write a letter to death, what would you say?

Ghost: Return to Mourning is an experimental exploration of death, balancing autobiographical sentiment with external pressures regarding the healing that often needs to takes place. It encourages viewers to ruminate on past memories and divulge hidden truths to help us face darkness within ourselves when it comes to overcoming inauthenticity and accessing vulnerability. This vulnerability is achieved through challenging the shame we are taught to cultivate as a means of healing in an effort to honour the difficult and often conflicting emotions of losing our loved ones.

Ghost incorporates aspects of lyrical storytelling, using multiple mediums such as poetry, spoken word and music. Death is a relentless part of life that unites people cross-culturally. This play assesses this cross-cultural phenomenon and reveals it as a tool used to separate us from relating to others. Ghost takes the audience on a journey of self-reflection in pursuit of coming to terms with loss, grief, and healing.

Please be advised: death, alcoholism, abuse, and reference to suicide are themes in this piece. This piece represents one person’s thoughts and opinions, and does not represent the thoughts and opinions of an entire people.  Please be aware that Patrick Swayze’s ghost will not make an appearance, though the title is strikingly similar to the 1990 movie, Ghost, starring Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, and the late P Swayze (RIP).

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For more information, call 403.710.0093 or e-mail info@swallowabicycle.com.

Tickets and Passes

Ghost: Return to Mourning

June 12, 2019 - June 14, 2019

Contemporary Calgary, Centennial Planetarium

701 11 St SW

Single tickets: $15, 3-Pass: $30, 6-Pass: $50