Look what came across my desk this morning… if you are in the Vancouver Lower Mainland, you might be interested in this theatre company, Otherwise Productions, that is putting up a play about artisan wool weavers! Set in 1812 in England, ‘Wolf at the Door’ tells the story of Matthias, an artisan weaver, and the choices he and his family must make when the factory moves into his village.
About the Show:
A family is only as strong as the choices they make to stay together.
The Grenfells, peaceful artisan weavers living in Yorkshire, England, supply their neighbours and community with beautiful, quality garments.
Enter the Industrial Revolution, an idealistic factory heir, and a cousin with dangerous notions and each Grenfell must decide: will it be what they know, or a new way forward.
Harriet, all fists and fight, leads the charge. Sarah has her own plan and she’s not waiting for her father’s go ahead. And Susanna, wife and mother, torn between loyalty to her husband and a desire for justice. Times are changing, and in the Grenfell household, the women are making up their minds. The question is, can Matthias adapt and build a new world, or will he go down in the fight?
Tickets available now! Wolf at the Door, August 7-17 @ Pacific Theatre. (1440 West 12th Avenue)
2-for-1 preview, Wed. Aug. 7th.
2-for-$20, Wed. Aug. 14th.
Aug 8-10 & 15-17th, $15.
All shows @ 8pm.