ARTWORK: Paige Sawler
WORK-IN-PROGRESS MUSICAL THEATRE
MIND THE LIGHT
(A NEW MUSICAL)
LITTLE BUG RECORDS
A workshop presentation of an original queer musical about one woman’s fight for love, family, and freedom as she struggles to keep a lighthouse in the 19th century with book music and lyrics written by award-winning artist Gabrielle Papillon.
Mind the Light is about a family of Lightkeepers set in the 1880s. Azélie, a young woman dedicated to keeping a lighthouse, struggles with love, grief, isolation, and family dynamics, and fights to keep her independence and her home through her dangerous and physically demanding work, tremendous loss, and a love that she must keep secret.
A story of finding joy and pride in hard work, the bravery in small actions, and big risks, and generational strength passed down from a mother and sister, to her brother and daughter, in a working class context, where privilege was limited and autonomy & safety for women and Queer folk is hard won and always at stake.
120 Minutes (15 min intermission)
Discussions of grief and isolation. Drowning. Queer themes. Some swearing.
We believe that theatre is for everyone, and try to offer affordable options to make sure there are no financial barriers in the way of anyone coming out to see a show.
If you are able to afford the full price, we encourage you to do so. If price is still a barrier, please reach out to Kat@EasternFrontTheatre.com
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LITTLE BUG RECORDS
Nova Scotia / Mi'kma'ki
Little Bug Records is Gabrielle Papillon's studio and company moniker which encompasses her independently released studio albums, her recording studio, and her theatre production work.
Gabrielle Papillon—Book, Music, and Lyrics
Melissa Mackenzie—Musical Director
Tessa Pekeles—Stage Manager
Avery-Jean Brennan—Narrative Contributions, Associate Producer, Dramaturge
Jackson Fairfax-Perry—Keys/Sound Operator
Thank you to Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, Neptune Theatre, Eastern Front Theatre.
Accessible Ticket Pricing: This performance has pay-what-you-can-afford pricing. If cost is still a barrier, please email Kat@EasternFrontTheatre.com.
COVID: Masks are available on site and encouraged/appreciated but not required. Event is general admission and social distancing may not be possible.
Transit Access: The Halifax Transit Dartmouth Ferry arrives directly at Alderney Landing, and Alderney Gate is serviced by Halifax Transit buses #5, 6+, 53, 54, 55, 62, 158, 159, 161, 165.
Physical Access: The Theatre is on the second level of Alderney Landing, accessible by passenger elevator and stairs. Parking is available onsite, with curbside dropoff and automatic doors at the main entrance to the building. Alderney Landing is connected to Alderney Gate by pedway, accessible by elevator, escalator and stairs.
Rotunda Seating: Armless seats are 16 inches deep and 15.5 inches wide. Seating is on the same level as the entrance. Seating is by general admission and first-come-first-served. Any seat can be removed to make space for mobility devices and alternate seating. For assistance please check in with EFT Staff or Volunteers.
Bathrooms: There are two all gender bathrooms in the rotunda lobby, one with toilet stalls only, and one with toilet stalls and urinals. Both bathrooms are equipped with various hygiene products.
Environmental Sensitivities: We aim to provide a scent-free environment, and make every effort to use products that are scent-free where possible (including alcohol-based hand sanitizer). We encourage all patrons to be mindful of the effects of strong scents, and ask that patrons avoid wearing or using scented personal products while onsite.
If you have any questions about the accessibility measures in place, please email Accessibility Coordinator, Sara at SGrahamAccessibility@gmail.com.