June 9, 2022 - June 12, 2022
Hosted by Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company (RCAT)
LPSU Hall, 3 Victoria Street, St. John's, NL, A1C 3V2, Canada
Patience is convinced her sister, Sivvy, is trapped inside her mother’s ribcage. She plots to murder her mother to set her sister free. Patience and Sivvy talk to each other, and the audience, through the giant ribcage, through their mother’s skin. Sivvy rails against her toxic body image and food obsession. Patience fights the internalized misogyny she’s absorbed from religious doctrine. As they unravel their repression, locate their oppressors, and fight to be born, they tear their mother’s body apart. Sivvy uncovers a previously buried truth about her sexuality while Patience discovers she’s funneling her destructive rage into the wrong vessel of unlove. motherskin examines the blurry, rewarding, and treacherous relationship between two women who are maybe sisters, maybe lovers, and certainly ancestrally connected.
Content Advisory: This play features strong language, the use of herbal cigarettes and allusions to eating disorders and suicide.
The Relaxed Performance will be on June 11th at 8 pm. Relaxed Performances are for anyone who requires a sensory friendly environment, anyone who may need to move in their seats or get up frequently, or anyone who just likes a chill night at the theatre.
During our June 12th 2 pm performance Live Audio Description will be available for anyone who requires it.
June 12th Livestream at 2pm NL time.
Pick up your audio assistive devices at the box office or tune in to the livestream and our listening party from your own home.