Heroines of the Sexual Gothic Featuring Canadian Author Susan Swan and the all-woman opera noir quartet, The Billie Hollies Thursday 2 May 2013, 8:00 p.m. Meet & Greet Reception with the Artists to follow the performance Brescia Auditorium, Brescia University College, London.
In Heroines of the Sexual Gothic, critically acclaimed author Susan Swan explores her relationship to some of her most intriguing characters - the giantess Anna Swan, the fiercely independent Asked For Adams and the romantically idealistic Mary "Mouse" Bradford. In traditional Gothic, the setting is a ruined castle. In Sexual Gothic, the body is the ruined castle, as each of these characters contends with physical challenges or oddities that prevent them from accepting themselves as women. Woven throughout Swan's explorations is original music composed and performed by The Billie Hollies, Toronto's popular woman opera noir quartet. The soulful sound of The Billie Hollies singing passages from Swan's novels bring these characters to life, allowing the audience to powerfully connect to their own hopes and struggles. Join us for this unique evening of performance - Susan Swan and The Billie Hollies have created an evening of talk and music you'll never forget. Directed and Produced by Louise Fagan Assistant producer and director: Mariel Marshall.
Tickets are available at the door for $20 per person ($15 for Circle Women's Centre members).