news | Monday March 18, 2013
Sarah Van Tassel, Director of Marie Clement‘s Burning Vision describes the play thusly:
“‘Burning Vision’ is the story of the making of the first atomic bomb. It’s a metaphysical play that interweaves different characters throughout time and space illustrating the effects of the Uranium on its journey from Northern BC, down the Mackenzie, across the United States and over to Japan. Marie Clements creates a world in which real people and events are juxtaposed with the personifications of the Uranium – the ‘Little Boy’; yearning to go back inside the earth, and the ‘Fat Man’; a test dummy at odds with the American Dream. Traversing different cultures as well as 70 years of history, from the Dene Prophecy of the 1880s to the after-effects of the bomb on both Japan and the United States in the 1950s, characters confront their relationship to the Uranium, the war and the bomb. At its core, it’s the story of people and their connection with the earth and with each other.”
Burning Vision starts at the Walterdale Playhouse in Edmonton on April 10 2013.