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At Artword Theatre mainspace, 75 Portland Street
Nov 26 to Dec 14, 2003

Artword Theatre presents
a new play by Ronald Weihs
based on a story
by Ursula K. Le Guin
music direction by Thomas Baker
design by Judith Sandiford
lighting by Jason Golinsky

Sur runs 2 hrs inc intermission
To reserve call St. Lawrence Centre Ticket Line 416-366-7723 or
book at STLC online:

Prev. Wed, Nov 26, 8 pm: $10 • Opens Thurs Nov 27, 8 pm: $25, ss $20 • Tues to Thurs, 8 pm: $20 / ss $15 • Fri & Sat, 8 pm: $25 / ss $20 • Sun mat 2.30 pm: all $7

Angie Doerksen, Amber Godfrey, Maya Nadel, Sheona McGraw, Alicia Payne, Candice Smth, Tim Vant


Sur Press Release (MS Word)
Sur Poster (81/2 x 11")
Sur Card
Sur Dinner/Show Package
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Sur is a new play written by Ronald Weihs, based on a short story by Ursula K. Le Guin.
"If Captain Scott can do it, why can't we?" In 1909 a group of South American women set off - in secret, in order not to upset the men - on an expedition to the South Pole. A delightful feminist fable.
"Sur" means "south" in Spanish. The lure of Antarctica, the mysterious unknown continent in the south, is at the heart of LeGuin's story. In real history, the period from 1900 to 1912 was the time of intense and competitive exploration by the famous polar explorers such as Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen - all men, and all seeking the prize: to be the first to reach the South Pole.
In Le Guin's tale, she speculates about how a group of women from South America in 1910 might handle an attempt on the pole, from a delightfully witty feminist perspective. The women, of course, can't tell their fathers, husbands or brothers, but must set off in secret. The men must never know what they did.
Our play is adapted from the Le Guin story, with her permission. The characters come to life as the play sets the tale in motion on the stage, with a lively ensemble cast, a beautiful magical set, songs, music and movement. It's a charming evening of theatre.