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THE ELEPHANT CALF

In a small, smokey room, the curtain rises on a stage that might actually be a boxing ring, and a group of actors present a play about the moon, a banana tree and an elephant calf – but just who is performing for whom?

 

Bertolt Brecht’s classic short play about identity and performance takes on bold, technicolor new life in this dynamic interpretation by Calgary’s experimental theatre company.  A surreal comic-drama that stands at the intersection of physical theatre and performance art.

Classic Alternative Theatre

“The theatre must attack what might be called the collective complexes of society,

the core of the collective subconscious.” [Grotowski]

PRODUCTIONS

  • In a small, smokey room, the curtain rises on a stage that might actually be a boxing ring, and a group of actors present a play about the moon, a banana tree and

  • Bringing forth the world-renowned tragicomedy play from the imitable Eugene Ionesco is Theatre Encounter’s presentation of the classic absurd piece, The Lesson. 

  • One of the most well-known classic plays in dramatic literature, Strindberg’s Miss Julie prys apart the class system, and promotes lust as the medium that bi

WORKSHOPS

“The theatre must attack what might be called the collective complexes of

society, the core of the collective subconscious.” [Grotowski]