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Blanche – The Bittersweet life of a Wild Prairie Dame
February 1, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
BLANCHE is set in the far corner of a 93-year-old woman’s mind. The songs are poetic family movies inspired by the indomitable spirit of a woman who survived the Great Depression, WW II and tragic lost love. Told through the eyes of her Granddaughter, BLANCHE is a mash up of folk, torch, jazz and chamber music; featuring piano, violin, cello and guitar. Blanche’s recorded voice is artfully woven in the soundscape. This exquisitely poignant theatrical song cycle reminds us- If we don’t tell their stories all will be forgotten…
cellist, co-composer, on-stage part
Written and Performed by Onalea Gilbertson
Music by Onalea Gilbertson, Jonathan Lewis and Morag Northey
Workshop and shows at Sunset Theatre and in Calgary