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HROSES: An Affront to Reason

Two industries are locked in a long-standing feud over encroaching territory, competitive resources and forbidden relationships. You are invited to witness a stand-off. Lily, the pale granddaughter of a paper matriarch, and Ellery, born underground during an eclipse of the sun, engage in a fierce battle that alters the shape and position of the heart, claiming power over land and industry while trying to define personal boundaries within the realm of companionship. A timeless story about star-crossed lovers told through the kaleidoscope of magical realism. A paper farm, a sugar mine, a thousand years in a single moment. HROSES: An Affront to Reason is a beautiful, brutal and fantastical immersion in the eternals of love and war.

presented by Azimuth Theatre
December 9-18, 2011
PCL Studio at the Trans Alta Arts Barns

Funded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts & the Edmonton Arts Council

Sponsored by Azimuth Theatre, Fringe Theatre Adventures

Written by Jill Connell
Directed by Vanessa Sabourin


Lily – Kristi Hansen
Ellery – Sheldon Elter


Choreographer –  Amber Borotsik
Production Design – Tessa Stamp
Sound Design – Aaron Macri
Stage Manager – Rachel Rudd
Lighting Operator – Chris Cavanagh
Dramaturg – Brian Drader
Builders – Sean King & Darcy Turlock
Poster Design – David van Belle
Photo Credit – Marc Chalifoux


2012 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards
Outstanding New Work – Jill Connell
Outstanding Set Design – Tessa Stamp
Outstanding Choreography – Amber Borotsik
Outstanding Sound Design – Aaron Macri
Outstanding Independent Production