***New performance added on May 26!***
Join us for the world premiere of The Mansplaining Division, a new opera written by local artists Laura Gow and Karen Remoto. Equal parts Greek Mythology, The Good Place, and modern feminist discourse, this show utilizes dark satire to skewer modern-day sexism.
John Woe Is Me is a guy who believes it's really important to let everyone know that “not all men” are bad. His odious opinions attract the attention of Tish, Meg, and Alex, employees of the Underworld Department of Crimes against Women: Mansplaining Division. They are on a mission to educate humans, particularly human men, about feminist issues, and John is their newest target. At the administrative offices of the Underworld, they carry out their immersive learning program: a series of trials that force John to experience some of the things women live through every day. Will he get the hint and evolve into an ally? Join us at Pyramid Cabaret to enjoy a drink and find out.
Sung in English | Less than 2 hours | Strong Language
18+ to enter (because it's a bar, not for the content).
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$70 - General
$50 - Senior/Student/Arts Worker
+$10 to attend a Wine Night (Castor et Pollux on Aug 24 & 25)
All performances begin at 7:30
Early Bird (until May 15)
$25 - General
$20 - Senior/Student/Arts Worker
After May 15 (sales close at noon on each performance day)
$30 - General
$22 - Senior/Student/Arts Worker
At the door
$35 - General
$25 - Senior/Student/Arts Worker
Karen Remoto is one of the cofounders and the Vice-President of FascinAsian Film Festival in Winnipeg. She was the Education Program Coordinator for Winnipeg Film Group from 2019-2022 and is now a freelance sound recordist on independent productions. Karen has worked in the film industry for over 10+ years and is currently an aspiring producer, film photographer and filmmaker.
Laura Gow (b. 1993) is a Canadian composer from Winnipeg. She began learning guitar at a young age and decided she wanted to pursue a career in music shortly thereafter. Her influences range from metal to pop to Middle Eastern. Laura completed her B.Mus in Composition at the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music in 2017, cu
Laura Gow (b. 1993) is a Canadian composer from Winnipeg. She began learning guitar at a young age and decided she wanted to pursue a career in music shortly thereafter. Her influences range from metal to pop to Middle Eastern. Laura completed her B.Mus in Composition at the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music in 2017, culminating in a recital featuring her first opera “Morgues & Meows”. Morgues & Meows was also featured earlier that year at the Winnipeg Symphony’s New Music Festival. Laura is currently focussed on creating more accessible opera.
Caroline Bucher, percussion
Shannon Hiebert, keyboard
Nolan Powell, guitar & electric guitar
Alyssa Ramsay, cello
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