Electric Company Theatre, in association with Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and BMO, presents the world premiere of Siminovitch Prize-winning playwright Daniel Brooks’ provocative new work, The Full Light of Day, from. Directed by Kim Collier, this suspenseful and compelling hybrid of theatre and film is a modern allegory in which a terminally ill woman confronts the choices that brought her family privilege; and then, with great courage, takes a risk to secure their ultimate redemption. Utilizing 14 live-streaming cameras, state-of-the-art projections and film, The Full Light of Day immerses audiences in rich cinematic cityscapes, intimate inner lives, and invites them to reimagine the limitations of live theatre.
Part theatre, part film, The Full Light of Day highlights the tough moral choices facing Canadians today and forces audiences to confront their own complicity in the systematic corruption and ethical conundrums that underlie modern society. With the pacing of a thriller, the work brings the audience into the swirling world of
high finance and corporate intrigue set in Canada’s urban centres.
Complementing the stage work, company Co-Founder Kevin Kerr has created a collection of short films shot in 360° Virtual Reality. The works can be viewed separately from the theatre production or experienced at special installations located throughout the Vancouver Playhouse lobby. Enhancing the stage production, these films are told from the perspectives of the individual principal characters, placing the viewer inside their actions and perceptions. These separate films will also be available to the public for free viewing in the Playhouse lobby during the afternoons prior to performances of The Full Light of Day.
Featuring: Gabrielle Rose, Jim Mezon, Dean Paul Gibson, Jillian Fargey, Jonathon Young, John Ng, and Jenny Young.