by TARA BEAGAN, MEGAN EJACK, CHRIS HANRATTY, RYAN MCKINLEY AND CHRISTOPHER STANTON WITH LEAH SIMONE BOWEN
by HEATHER FITZSIMMONS-FREY
by TARA BEAGAN, MEGAN EJACK, CHRIS HANRATTY, RYAN MCKINLEY AND CHRISTOPHER STANTON
Design by CHARLES NETTO
Christopher Stanton, Chris Hanratty, Megan Ejack, Ryan McKinley and Tara Beagan. Photo by Lisa Stanton.
You listen to the radio as a news report
begins to detail the unimaginable carnage of a train crash. Impenetrable
wreckage, choking flames, hundreds of people injured, more than thirty dead -
many yet to be found. The crash took place in your city. The train was the 8:00
am - your daughter's ride to school, if she missed the 7:50. Try her cell
phone... No answer....
On Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 8:11am
two passenger trains collided near London's Paddington Station. 31 people died
and over 200 were injured. WRECK is an original work inspired by this true
incident. The show takes a darkly moving look into the lives of five passengers
involved in a fatal train collision. WRECK happens immediately after the moment
of impact, with the dying passengers caught in a chaotic purgatory. They fly
from confusion to desperation while trying in vain to make sense of this place
between life and death. Final memories collide, intertwine and dance playfully
with one another... fellow passengers enact the roles of absent mothers, lovers
and friends. This journey begins with the last stop.
performed as a part of the Edmonton Fringe Festival.
"The story moves back and forth in time.The scenes in the present get the adrenaline pumping, while the past - the characters' life stories - are engaging the emotions.The cast is strong."