Age of Arousal

Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths

April 16 - May 9 2009
The Arts Club's Granville Island Stage

By Linda Griffiths
The Arts Club Theatre in association with Touchstone Theatre

In 1885 a population imbalance leaves London flooded with half a million more women than men, and the escalating suffrage movement ushers in a rip-roaring New Age. The ex-militant Mary runs a school for female secretaries with her Sapphic love Rhoda.  Their bliss is unwittingly invaded by three spinster sisters and a charismatic cad named Everard.  The resulting mayhem is a catalyst for emotional explosion as ideas and libidos clash for dominance, and each character confronts the meaning of revolutionary courage. 

 “Endlessly witty, vigorous, funny, and brilliantly inventive” —Calgary Herald

“one of Canada’s ‘originals’ known not only for the quality of her work, but for the sheer range of her career.” - Maclean’s Magazine

Production Credits

Directed by Katrina Dunn
Starring Kerry Davidson, Martin Happer, Susan Hogan, Jennifer Mawhinney, Laara Sadiq and Gwynyth Walsh
Set by Pam Johnson
Costumes by Jennifer Darbellay
Lighting by John Webber
Sound by Chris Hind