Women, Gods, Beasts, Love
Four shows: Thursday to Saturday, February 23 to 25, 1995, at 8
Sunday, February 26 at 2 pm
A theatre piece "a ritual for the Month of Fever" by cellist Brenda Muller, flautist Laurie Glencross and actress Randi Helmers. Includes folksongs, classical music, poetry by Sappho, Ovid, Homer, T.S. Eliot and a shadow puppet ritual. The Month of Fever is the time in earth-centred religions when women disappeared into the hills to enter into a state of prophecy. The moment of passion is the gateway to prophecy.
Laurie Glencross, flautist, is a founding member of Ardeleana, an innovative chamber music group that explores the archtypal relationship between music, poetry, visual art and dance. Laurie has performed across Canada, the United States and England. She has recorded for the CBC and other radio stations.
Brenda Muller, cellist, is a founding member of Ardeleana and its artistic director. Known for her involvement in innovative projects, Brenda has premiered many works of New Music and has performed widely as a chamber musician. She has recorded for the CBC and other radio stations. Ardeleana's CD Spinners of Starlight is heard frequently in CBC-FM, where Bob Kerr has called it "a musical gem."
Randi Helmers has won acclaim for her performances in theatre productions across Canada, including Theatre Passe Muraille's Dora award-winning Hush: A Bouffon Opera, and Caravan Farm Theatre's The Mystery Cycle and Horse Play. She performed in The Witch of Edmonton at Harbourfront and toured as Wild Mary in Tapestry Music Theatre's production of Colours in the Storm. Recently she appeared in Hollowed Hal by Philip Shepherd and I Love You So Much It Hurts with Helen Porter.