Flying Arrow Production’s contribution to the international AB Project debuted this weekend, following only a week of writing and rehearsal.
Shoe Tree: A Play was built from the ground up by Revelstoke theatre students under direction of international artistic director David Glass. The production pulled inspiration from the book One of Us by Asne Seierstad, which is based on the 2011 mass shooting on the island of Utoya, Norway.
Performers explored the themes of violence and post traumatic impact through movement and sound, interacting with audience members and on-stage props throughout the performance.
Music and lighting lent themselves to the mood of the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre as the theatre students moved about the stage decorated with hanging trees and mulch.
The play ran for two nights on June 16 and 17, with limited seating organized around the stage.
Revelstoke is one of several international stops Glass is making with the project, with other locations including England, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Norway, Serbia and China.