This week, the UBC Players Club is hosting a play reading of Marie Clements’s spellbinding drama Copper Thunderbird from 3-6pm on Friday, in NEST 2521.
Copper Thunderbird acts out the life, times, and struggles of Anishinaabe artist Norval Morrisseau, a Grand Shaman hailed as the Father of Contemporary Native Art and “Picasso of the North.” These accolades, however, do not come without cost. Clements interweaves Morrisseau’s everyday struggles to become accepted and retain his identity in a Western-dominated art world with his tumultuous spiritual journey to the heart of his cultural traditions.
This week, the UBC Players Club is holding a reading of the classic Jacobean tragedy The Duchess of Malfi, written by John Webster in 1613. The reading will be held on Friday the 30th from 3-6pm in I.K. Barber 461.
One of the masterpieces of 17th-century drama, The Duchess of Malfi tells the chilling tale of how a love story transformed into a nightmare. When the widowed Duchess of Malfi decides to remarry below her station, her two brothers set out to destroy her and claim her inheritance for themselves. What follows is a brutal and blood-soaked tragedy showcasing the conflicts and paradoxes of class, power, and gender in Jacobean England during the final years of Shakespeare.
This Friday, the UBC Players’ Club is reading the first part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner. Set during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, Angels in America follows the lives of a gay couple in a New York, a closeted Mormon clerk and his wife, and a powerful Republican lawyer as their relationships unravel and reform in the face of a looming apocalypse of Biblical proportions.
The reading will be from 3-6pm on the 16th in Irving K. Barber 461, which is in the Nass Reading Room on the fourth floor. Snacks will be provided. The play reading will be followed by the Annual General Meeting of the Players’ Club at Wreck Beach, so anyone at the reading can come down afterward if they want and end the day with bonfires and campfire songs.