Miss N Me by Catherine Banks
May 21 – 23; May 26-30 at 8pm
May 22, 27 & 31 at 2pm
U of W Asper Centre for Theatre and Film
Directed by Hope McIntyre
Assistant Director: Angie St. Mars
Costume/Set Design: Brenda McLean
Lighting Design: Dean Cowieson
Sound Design: James Jansen
Featuring: Colin Connor, Kevin P. Gabel, Alissa Watson* and Melanie Whyte* (Miss N Me Cast bios)
*appear with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
We are excited to cap our season off with the world premiere of a tour de force by two-time Governor General Award winning playwright Catherine Banks.
Three days before her 25th wedding anniversary celebration, Dawna, a hairdresser from a small Nova Scotia town, steals her husband’s plumbing van and heads for New York City to meet the American rapper Missy Elliott. Dawna is obsessed with the rapper’s “out there” lyrics and is determined to deliver her creation, the Liberty M. E., stylin’ hair design to her idol. Although her 17-year-old skateboarder son, Justin, has refused to come out of his room for 77 days, he thinks her trip to NYC is a great idea. But Dawna’s husband, Bob, wants his plumbing van home NOW!
The universe and a host of wacky hitch-hiking characters have plans for Dawna as they draw her deeper into her journey of self-discovery.
The play was short listed for the 2013 Stage West Pechet Family Comedy Award and is the latest work by Catherine Banks, Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama winner in 2008 and 2012. Banks’ work has been described as poetic, darkly humorous, courageous and beautifully theatrical; her characters as Atlantic Gothic.