Casting circles are used to conjure dangerous and unpredictable forces. In Marrow, two estranged sisters—a bulimia survivor and a grad student researching witchcraft trials—cast a circle. As they delve into their conflicted past, they expose each other’s fault-lines. Marrow is an imaginative and emotionally charged drama inspired by playwright Veronique West’s personal survival from anorexia and fascination with witchcraft. It subverts eating disorder stereotypes with playfulness, power and compassion.
“A play that does more than entertain, it challenges the audience to think … Anybody who goes to see Marrow is in for a thought-provoking treat.” —SAD Magazine
“Marrow explores eating disorders with honesty and nuance. There are no easy answers here, no easy definitions of feminism, and no easy ideas as to what it means to be a victim, what it means to be a survivor.” —Room Magazine
“Two sisters explore their tensions, traumas, and failures in an atmospheric and heart-wrenching performance … Marrow spoke to me deeply.” —Plank Magazine
Resounding Scream Theatre challenges audiences and inspires conversation by producing theatre that questions how our society has been shaped. Past projects include Listen to Me (Undercurrents Festival), Back Away Slowly (with Theatre Replacement), Hive: The New Bees, and Plunge (emerging artists festival).
Alley Theatre stages socially-conscious stories that are seldom told in an accessible, empowering, and surprising context. The company has received five Jessie Richardson Award nominations and is a winner of The Cultchivating Award.
RESOUNDING SCREAM THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH ALLEY THEATRE DIRECTED BY MARISA EMMA SMITH | ASSISTANT DIRECTED BY STEPHANIE HENDERSON WRITTEN BY VERONIQUE WEST | PERFORMED BY AGNES TONG AND AMANDA SUM
RATED: PG | LENGTH: 60 MINUTES (NO INTERMISSION)