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Choking The Butterfly @ The Storefront
June 9th - 19th  


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WINDSOR: MAY 27th-29th at GARAGE DOOR THEATRE
TORONTO: JUNE 9-19 at THE STOREFRONT THEATRE

RARELY PURE & THE INSPIRED ACTING LAB PRESENTS: CHOKING THE BUTTERFLY

Nominated New Irish Play Winner, BBC Stewart Parker Trust Award 2009

by James Johnson Directed by Lionel Walsh
Starring Christina Bryson as Betty, Ken Caughey as Barney, and Mike Hogan as Brody. 

Nominated New Irish Play  Winner BBC Stewart Parker Trust Award 2009

Teenage conjoined twins Betty and Barney are left to their own devices in an abandoned button factory after an operation to separate them.Thrown out of a cozy institution of bath times and warm needles they grew up in, they are now left with a suitcase packed with bottles of milk and cash - the land of milk and money they dreamed of as children. Betty is excited about her new existence as a singleton. Free of her parasitic twin she strides out into the world for work. Barney is smaller, weaker and as he relied on his sister for life, now that they are apart he sees death roaring towards him. Both individually meet the troubled yet charismatic Brody who introduces them to the dark underbelly of a contemporary society riddled with drugs and voyeurism.Finally set free and equipped with all the money in the world can the twins survive separately yet stay together? And, after living so long without temptation, what now for two teenagers who naively name themselves after a pair of cartoon characters they watch on television?This production is supported by a Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Strategic Priority Research Grant, University of Winsdor.


Artistic Director: Spencer Edwin Robson                         Artistic Producer: Monique Renaud
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