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× Sibs
A Tarragon Acoustic Production in association with PlayME Podcast's Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley
November 29, 2020 2:30 PM – December 13, 2020 11:59 PM (listen anywhere anytime)

Written and performed by: Diane Flacks & Richard Greenblatt
Directed by: Alisa Palmer
Music composed and performed by: Rick Sacks
Sound design and edit by: Chris Tolley

Sibs follows the lives of two siblings from babies to old age, as they fight and laugh and annoy each other.

“Sibs is an impressionistic exploration, fast and often very furious, of the complex relationship between brother and sister. Anchored in the painful, poignant aftermath of a parent’s death after the ceremonial Jewish Shivah, Sibs flashes back through the many stages of sibling history, from infancy through the rich mysteries of childhood to the even richer miseries of adolescence and the inevitable bewilderment of adulthood. Through a maze of games and power plays, teen dances and bar mitzvahs, loved ones and spouses “SHE” and “HE” consider the paradox of kinship.” – Urjo Kareda

When Tarragon produced the world premiere of Sibs in March 2000 the six-week run was sold out within the first week of production. It was later remounted by Tarragon (at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre) playing to over 5,000 theatre-goers in its three and a half week limited run where it played to 90% capacity and standing ovations every night. This overwhelming response inspired a Winnipeg production and an Ontario tour, both of which received rave reviews. In 2003, a film version of Sibs was produced by Sienna Productions featuring the original performers, Diane Flacks and Richard Greenblatt, as well as Natasha Greenblatt and William Greenblatt, and Eli Purdy-Flacks, then 5 months old. It premiered on CBC Television later that year.

Sibs was first produced at Tarragon in March 2000. It was remounted at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in October 2000, produced by Tarragon.

Pre-purchased Acoustic subscriptions and tickets will receive an email on the opening day of the play (Nov 29) with instructions on how to access it and any associated bonus content. Subscriptions and tickets purchased after the opening day (Nov 29) will receive the access information email within 24 hours of purchase.

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