The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare


DEVELOPED WITH SUPPORT FROM THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE’S
NATIONAL CREATION FUND.
Development of The Invisible has also been supported by Vertigo Theatre.
 

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WINNER OF 3 BETTY MITCHELL AWARDS
OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY – Jonathan Christenson
OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN –
Bretta Gerecke
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN –
Bretta Gerecke
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France. 1940. After months of training and successful missions, The Invisible are sent on one of their most dangerous missions to date. Seven exceptional female operatives risk their lives to fight a dangerous war of sabotage, propaganda and espionage — breaking with decorum and defying expectations, these women achieve the impossible, helping to bring down the greatest threat of our time, only to go completely unseen. This genre-busting mash-up of historical research, film-noir, graphic novels, and musical theatre is a contemporary portrait of brave women who risked their lives to fight a dangerous war of sabotage, propaganda & espionage during WWII–only to find themselves betrayed by the very world they believed they were fighting for.

Inspired by the stories of real life female SEO’s, The Invisible is a musical tour-de-force.

The Invisible played at Keyano Theatre, and it’s premiere production was held at Vertigo Theatre in the spring of 2019.

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” the music seethes with energy and passion”

– The Calgary Herald

“as stunning visually as it is musically”

– The Calgary Herald

Creative Team

Jonathan Christenson - Direction, Book, Music & Lyrics

Bretta Gerecke - Production Designer

Laura Krewski - Cheoreographer

Production Dramaturg - Sarah Garton Stanley

Matthew Skopyk - Music Producer

Bryan Steele - Production Manager

John Raymond - Stage Manager

Nyssa Beairsto - Assistant Stage Manager

Featuring: - Hailey Gillis, Kristi Hansen, Melissa MacPherson, Kaitlyn Semple, Melanie Piatocha, Amanda Trapp, Justine Westby.

“This show takes a dash of Captain America, a dollop of Agent Carter, and a fistful of Wonder Woman, and adds the sensibility of Bob Fosse.”

– The Globe & Mail

“particularly stunning in a kind of warrior ballet”

– The Calgary Herald