THE INVISIBLE – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare
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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
FEB. 4-23, 2020
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 SOE’s, The Invisible is a musical tour-de-force.
Development of The Invisible has also been supported by Vertigo Theatre.
The Invisible played at Keyano Theatre, and its premiere production was held at Vertigo Theatre in the spring of 2019.
“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
” the music seethes with energy and passion”– The Calgary Herald
Direction, Book, Music & Lyrics - Jonathan Christenson
Production Designer - Bretta Gerecke
Cheoreographer - Laura Krewski
Production Dramaturg - Sarah Garton Stanley
Music Producer & Sound Designer - Matthew Skopyk
Production Manager - Bryan Steele
Stage Manager - John Raymond
Assistant Stage Manager - Nyssa Beairsto
2019 Cast: - Hailey Gillis, Kristi Hansen, Melissa MacPherson, Kaitlyn Semple, Melanie Piatocha, Amanda Trapp, Justine Westby.
“particularly stunning in a kind of warrior ballet”– The Calgary Herald
“as stunning visually as it is musically”– The Calgary Herald