Secret Service: Fugue Theatre's next exciting production premiered September 28th

when knowledge is too much responsibility

An abandoned warehouse. A group of mannequins. A masked figure. Mysterious agents.

The scene is set for the ultimate spy story, which will mix hilarity with eroticism and horror. A high powered figure, with his bodyguard in tow, enters the warehouse to engage in a secret meeting with his mistress. However, we soon discover that not all is what it appears to be as a whip-yielding dominatrix surfaces who brazenly challenges the figure's position of power. Secret Service challenges our ideologies of knowledge and power in a technological society, while posing questions about privacy, choice and responsibility.

Secret Service is a 90-minute operetta composed by Neil Weisensel (who has composed 6 full length operas) and written by local playwright Kico Gonzalez-Risso. It has been in development for 2 years and it will engage a team of up to 25 local theatre artists, technicians, and students (as part of our Youth Mentorship program) for its full production this fall. Over the past year, we have held 3 very successful week-long workshops where we have had the opportunity to develop the music & libretto, while actively connecting to the community for feedback on the development of the piece.

September 28-October 5
Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island [Map]

Director: Laura Di Cicco
Production Manager: Shannon Macelli
Stage Manager: Robin Richardson

Performers: Jennifer McLaren, Damon Calderwood, Gordon Roberts

Musicians: Robin Reid, Neil Weisensel

Set/Lighting/Video designer: Alia Stephen
Costume designer: Flo Barrett
Production Assistant: Alana Friestadt

Student Mentorship Program:
Nikkita Nair
Su Thazin
Sarah Hermano

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