An erotic submersion into the world of artist models in Paris in the 1920s, with appearances by the artists of the time including Jules Pascin, Henry Miller, Sylvia Beech, Kiki, Soutine and the muses who inspired them. Montparnasse invites you to peek behind the canvas and discover a rich culture of voyeurism, paint, sexual autonomy, nakedness, identity, anonymity, jealousy, ego, cruelty and the Divine Muse. As Amelia & Margaret leave Canada to enter a world brimming with Bohemian writers and artists, they are engulfed by their desire for truth, passion and power.
Created by The Company, Written and Performed by Maev Beaty and Erin Shields, Directed and Dramaturged by Andrea Donaldson
Set & Costume Design by Jung-Hye Kim, Lighting Design by Andy Moro, Sound Design by Thomas Ryder Payne, Production Manager: Verne Good, Stage Manager: Dini Conte
This production had raised the bar in two design areas: the set, a drapery that envelops the whole stage, was a wonderful touch by designer Jung-Hye Kim and the lighting design by Andy Moro, which frees the performers from the isolated pockets of light or general wash that limited the actresses’ movement in previous productions.
TORONTOIST – Steve Fisher