Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg

24mar(mar 24)7:00 pm27(mar 27)8:30 pmPariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg

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Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg
Directed by Parjad Sharifi

The University of the Fraser Valley School of Creative Arts with UFV Theatre present the second production of their 2020-2021 season, Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg, directed by UFV faculty member Parjad Sharifi.

Pariah (The Outcast) tells a mysterious psychological story about an American traveller and an archaeologist with contrasting moral beliefs, and their Darwinian battle of survival. In this one act play, the story escalates as dark criminal secrets are threatened to be revealed, and both characters create their own moralities in a Nietzschean conversation about justice and punishment. Author August Strindberg was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, and heavily influenced by Nietzsche’s perspectivist ideas that truth is relative to one’s experiences and interpretations, and these beliefs are very evident in Pariah (The Outcast).

Responding to the challenges presented by the pandemic, UFV Theatre will continue to create and present this work as live-stream performances via Zoom. Director Parjad Sharifi shares, “our UFV Theatre production team is very passionate about keeping theatre alive during the pandemic, and the faculty and staff are working extremely hard to deliver the best possible student learning outcomes. Since the work is interdisciplinary, we strive to include digital performance literature, and film techniques to develop innovative ideas about online digital storytelling.”
Performances: March 24, 25, and 26, 2021 at 7pm and March 27, 2021 at 2pm
Performances will be held via zoom and are free of charge.
Post Performance Talkbacks will occur after every show, which promise to enhance audience members’ understanding of the performance.

Please email for information on how to attend this zoom production.

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24 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 27 (Saturday) 8:30 pm


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