A new play starts April 11 in ST 103 “Black” at Brock University. The graduating students of DART 4F56 present the outcome of their year-long exploration in collective creation.
April 11, 2012 – 7:00pm
April 12, 2012 – 7:00pm
April 13, 2012 – 7:00pm
Shadows of a Toymaker is written and created by the graduating students of the Department of Dramatic Arts, Brock University, inspired by the gothic stories of writers Edgar Allen Poe and Angela Carter. This play explores the fictitious lives of the toymaker Mattel and his family, exposing their bizarre methods of survival as they confront the monsters lurking in the darkness within themselves and each other. Come join the madness as we search for the light!
This is the story of a house on a hill,
A house full of secrets sure to make your blood chill.
Nobody knows of what’s taken place,
In this house full of misfits all fallen from grace.
So take a peek inside these walls,
As the door swings open and the curtain falls.
For they are not enough to hide,
All of the madness that takes place inside…
Gather round everyone and open your ears,
I will tell you a story to quiet your fears.
We live in a world of darkness and sorrow,
But we have to believe in a brighter tomorrow.
Yes, there are monsters that live on this earth,
There were monsters before that had given them birth.
There have always been evils to put us to test,
But there have always been people to put them to rest…