In a house in the midst of a renovation, Julie, married to a police officer, and Mick, an Anglican priest, discover extraordinary intimacy – and colossal disaster.
A different kind of love-at-first-sight story, Julie Sits Waiting exposes the complexity of desire, as these ‘old’ characters, rich with life experience, have the audacity to insist upon reckless, youthful passion.
Acclaimed performers Fides Krucker and Richard Armstrong connect in a startling and profound way, breathing life into the intimacies of sweat, flesh and breath. Moving between speech and chant to bel-canto and extended-voice, their superb technique allows for a full range of expression, from the beautiful, to the grittier expressions of human emotions.
Commissioned from librettist Tom Walmsley and composer Louis Dufort, Julie Sits Waiting is Canadian opera at its best, combining the country’s strong playwriting history with Quebec’s rich electroacoustic music tradition.
Julie Sits Waiting is dirty opera: the tape gritty and raw, the voices both cracked and lyrical, offering a rare and intimate experience in the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace this September.
Good Hair Day Productions, in association with The Theatre Centre presents:
JULIE SITS WAITING
Librettist: Tom Walmsley
Composer: Louis Dufort
Starring: Fides Krucker and Richard Armstrong
Directed by: Heidi Strauss and Alex Fallis
Set and Costume design by: Teresa Przybylski
Projection Design by: Jeremy Mimnagh
Lighting Design by: Rebecca Picherack
Sound Diffusion by: Darren Copeland
Co-Produced by: Aislinn Rose