NOVEMBER 2019 | Volume 185
A Kay Meek Play Series Presentation
PERSON OF INTEREST
Written and performed by Melody A. Johnson
Directed by Rick Roberts
With additional dialogue by Eric Woolfe
Wednesday, November 20 - Saturday, November 23 / 7:30pm
Saturday, November 23 / 3pm
Kay Meek Arts Centre / Studio Theatre
Tickets: $49 / $47 / $19 (Adult/Senior/Student)
“I don’t mind a reasonable amount of trouble” — Dashiell Hammett
A new solo show by Melody A. Johnson, Person of Interest will be performed on November 20 - 23, 2019 in the Studio Theatre at Kay Meek Arts Centre (1700 Mathers Ave) as part of its 2019/20 Season’s Play Series.
Simply and skillfully told, Person of Interest is the comedic retelling of a neighbourly feud that got out of hand. Mining a series of incidents that happened to her in and around her home in the South West end of Toronto in 2010, Johnson devised the play based on notes she kept during this escalating ordeal. Transformed into comedy-drama Person of Interest, the show debuted in Toronto in 2018.
Person of Interest has toured to TheatreOne, The Edmonton Fringe, The Rose Theatre in Brampton, and Festival Players in Prince Edward County.
MORE ABOUT PERSON OF INTEREST
“Johnson is the kook supreme of the Canadian stage” — Toronto Star
“Expertly written and performed” — Mooney on Theatre
“A shocking tale of neighbourhood warfare told with candour and an edge style of fun” — Life with More Cowbell
Running time: 70 minutes, no intermission
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Kay Meek Arts Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver
MORE ABOUT MELODY A. JOHNSON
Known for her award-winning work in Canadian theatre as well as her quirky comic turns at Toronto’s famed The Second City, Johnson has toured her previous production of Miss Caledonia for seven years, both in Canada and the UK. The show was also produced independently at Calgary’s Lunchbox Theatre, and Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops. Melody was honoured with Dora Award nominations for both Best New Play, and Outstanding Actress for Miss Caledonia in 2013, and the Ontario Presents Touring Artist of the Year in 2014.
Melody directed three mainstage hits during her time at The Second City. She has also performed for the likes of the Shaw Festival, Theatre Calgary/CanStage, Factory Theatre, Soulpepper, and Necessary Angel. Earlier this year, she directed Cottagers & Indians at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. She is a faculty member of the Humber School of Comedy. www.melodyjohnson.ca
The Kay Meek Arts Centre is a professional arts venue offering world-class arts experiences and opportunities for the communities of the North Shore, and is central to its vibrant cultural fabric. Presenting more than 300 performances, to over 60,000 people every year the venue provides a space for artistic excellence for professional artists, youth and community groups.
Theatre Sponsor: Grosvenor
Play Series Sponsor: Odlum Brown
Media Sponsors: North Shore News, Westvancouver.com
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