Sarah Kane's Blasted
Pi is proud to be producing Sarah Kane's Blasted in 2015. This show will mark the 20th anniversary of the play's 1995 production at the Royal Court Theatre in London. When it first premiered, it was highly controversial and made headlines as a play that was just meant to shock audiences. However, Blasted now seems more at home in the present than it ever has in the past.
For those of you that don't know the story, it opens in a hotel room with a middle-aged alcoholic, foul-mouthed journalist and a young woman he is trying to seduce. The abusive relationship is thrown into a tailspin with the introduction of a soldier from the civil war taking place right outside their door; a war that has blasted its way into all of their lives.
Violence is depicted on stage, but it is intended to be a criticism of the violence we see in Western society and media. The play questions the line between the generally accepted violence we see in our day-to-day lives, and the horrors of war and genocide.
Blasted graphically depicts human capacity for violence and the atrocities that people inflict on one another every day.
Pi's run of Blasted begins on April 10 and runs until April 25 at Performance Works on Granville Island. For tickets, click here.