Influence by Janet Munsil

Nov 6 – 15 2008
Performance Works
World Premiere

by Janet Munsil

In a room in the British Museum in 1817 the unknown medical student John Keats wants to abandon his medicine to become a poet. Unbeknownst to him Athena, Goddess of Wisdom and protector of Athens, has arrived in the city of fog to reclaim The Elgin Marbles and seek revenge for the desecration of the Parthenon. With art, artefact and immortality all at stake, an epic and at times hilarious battle unfolds, which will determine the fate of Keats and influence the future forever.

“Munsil’s writing is unremittingly intelligent” – Victoria Times Colonist

Katrina’s Comments

“Touchstone audiences will remember our production of Janet’s play Emphysema: A Love Story, which imagines the real life meetings of British theatre critic Kenneth Tynan and aging silent film star Louise Brooks.  Influence has been a great opportunity to continue the collaboration with Janet and to bring her witty, imaginative theatrical vision into a premiere production for Touchstone.”

Production Credits

Director Katrina Dunn
Starring Donald Adams, Daniel Arnold, Mike Stack, Colleen Wheeler & Frank Zotter
Assistant Director Joshua Reynolds
Set by David Roberts
Costumes by Sheila White
Lighting by Jonathan Ryder
Sound & Original Music by Owen Belton
Stage Manager Marcella Hyde
Assistant Stage Manager Marijka Brusse