How does one reconcile queer sexuality and Christian faith? Is there room for both in our contemporary society? In an age when gay rights are on the upswing, yet conversion therapy still exists – where gay marriage is embraced in over seventeen countries, yet homosexuality is punishable by death in seven and illegal in seventy more – never have these questions been more immediate. the frank theatre company, in association with St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church and Third Street Theatre, presents The Aspect of Eternity – a play-reading series that explores the middle ground between two often opposed perspectives: being queer and loving God.
ABOUT THE PLAYS:
The Book of Esther- by Leanna Brodie
It’s 1981, and everything is about to change. Inside a downtown apartment, two out-and-proud urban queers square off with two evangelical Christian farmers. What could they possibly have in common? Her name is Esther, she is 15 years old, and she has just run away from home…
Oblivion- by Jonathan Brower
Oblivion is set in a world where a vaccine has been created to eliminate our brain’s capacity for faith and spirituality. After Tim undergoes conversion therapy, this vaccine could be his only way to deal with his mental and emotional well-being. Turmoil ensues when he realizes getting the vaccination puts his relationships, beliefs, and entire life history in jeopardy.
Featuring some of the Vancouver’s finest actors: Chris Lam, Shawn MacDonald, Adele Noronha, Todd Thomson, Pippa Johnstone, Kevin Kraussler, Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen and Luc Roderique.
Dates: The Book of Esther: Tuesday March 10th | Oblivion: March 12th
Time: 7pm both nights
Location: St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church, 1012 Nelson St., Vancouver
Tickets: Admission is by cash donation at the door (minimum suggested donation of $10)
*ASL interpretation provided at both readings.
ABOUT THE FRANK: the frank theatre company is Vancouver’s professional queer theatre. The company’s vision is a world where sexual and gender diversity is embraced and accepted everywhere and by everyone. To actualize this vision, the company’s mission is to produce text-based, language-driven, queer-themed stories for live theatre.
For more information: thefranktheatre.com