BAR KAPRA THE SQUIRREL HUNTER,
June 11-21, 2015
*NOMINATED - Montreal Playwright's Workshop Frankie for Best Text*
A workshop production at the Montreal Fringe Festival.
By Joseph Shragge, Directed by Alison Darcy, Dramaturgy by Ben Klein, Puppets and Fight choreography by Zach Fraser.
Stage Managed by Sara Roderiguez, Set, Lighting and Costume Design by Cathia Pagotto, Sound Design by David Oppenheim.
Cast: Julia Muncs, Morgan Nurenberg, Johanna Nutter, France Rolland, and Howard Rosenstein.
Photo credit: Alison Darcy. Johanna Nutter as Trout.
A parable of revenge about two feuding squirrel hunters and the protégé torn between them. Past the blue field and the melting tree, there’s a snowy mountain covered with pines where they have been working for years to rid the forest of squirrels. Bar Kapra hunts the squirrels, Bat Kapra bags the corpses and Trout disposes of them. One day an argument ensues between Bar and Bat over his methods of hunting. Their squirrelly actions draw us into their absurdist realm.
This workshop version , performed at the Montreal fringe festival, served as testing ground for what ultimately became the final production.
"Some pretty deep existential conflicts make this play more meaty than a bowl of fresh squirrel stew." – Cult
"Exceptionally well acted" – Art Threat
"A very fine piece of work." – Montreal Rampage
Video filmed and edited by Sam Windholz