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“Age of Arousal” Staged Reading presented by Peninsula Productions
February 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
“Genre-busting, rule-bending and ambitiously original”, Peninsula Productions is excited to present “Age of Arousal” by award-winning Canadian playwright Linda Griffiths. “Age of Arousal” will be the third staged reading of Peninsula’s 2019-20 season, presented at Peninsula Productions Studio Theatre (14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC) on Sunday, February 23rd at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com or peninsulaproductions.org. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Rebecca Walters, (“A View From the Bridge”, “Our Town”, “Who Gets Grandma”), with a cast as witty and captivating as the script itself. Synopsis: “Age of Arousal” is a lavish, sexy ensemble piece about the forbidden and gloriously liberated self. The setting is 1885: a time of great passion and great confusion. A population imbalance leaves London flooded with half a million more women than men and an escalating suffrage movement has ushered in a rip-roaring New Age. Mary Barfoot, an ex-militant suffragette, runs a school for secretaries with her beloved Rhoda. The school’s invasion by three spinster sisters and a charismatic cad named Everard, creates a catalyst for political, sexual and emotional explosion. Ideas and libidos clash for dominance, as each character confronts the meaning of revolutionary courage. Credits: Written by Linda Griffiths, directed by Rebecca Walters. Featuring Val Dearden, Alexis Kellum-Creer, Lindsay Nelson, Corina Akeson, Christine Reinfort, and Adam Beauchesne.