by Dave Deveau
Jessie Nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design for Jergus Oprasal
– Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight
“so raw and intimate you might feel you’re eavesdropping … Nelly Boy gets under your skin”
– Jo Ledingham, Courier
“Brave, terrifying, sad … well worth seeing”
– Gillian Lockitch, Review from the House
“well written, well directed, the actors captivating”
– Kari Barrett, The Peak
22 October to 01 November 2009
PAL Vancouver at Cardero & Georgia
Nelly Boy explores what it means not to fit in and challenges one of the givens of humanity: gender. Though biologically a boy, Nelly is hardly male, nor female. A tumultuous teen in a family who can’t understand gender difference, Nelly takes the audience through a haunting tale of suburban life. An interrogator, in turn, attempts to put the pieces together in order to discover how Nelly was found running naked along a highway. This is a story about a person struggling to find space to exist between the black and white of the world.
Directed by Cameron Mackenzie
Featuring Allan Zinyk & Amitai Marmorstein
|Seán Cummings||Jillian Perry|
|Assistant Director||Stage Manager|
|Marina Szijarto||Sydney Cavanagh|
|Set Designer||Costume Designer|
|Jergus Oprsal||Michael Rinaldi|
|Lighting Designer||Sound Designer|
Produced by ZeeZee Theatre in association with Screaming Weenie Productions and is presented as part of the See Seven independent subscription series.
Screaming Weenie also contributed to the development of Nelly Boy as part of our workshop series in 2009.