Plays by Mary Vingoe

Living Curiosities or What You Will

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

Anna soon realizes that she is out of her element in the city, and longs to return home. Determined to make the best of her situation, Anna goes against the wishes of Barnum and befriends the other ‘living curiosities’ developing a strong friendship with Alphonsia di Lugar. Together, they attempt to create a stronger sense of community by staging an unusual version of Twelfth Night with the rest of inhabitants of the museum. Old alliances and bitter feelings threaten to tear the company apart, yet they must all work together to escape the past and find their own identities.

Picture of Mary Vingoe

Mary Vingoe grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and received an honours degree in theatre from Dalhousie University. She has written, acted in, and directed numerous plays, including Holy Ghosters and Herring Gull's Egg. Mary Vingoe has lso been the co-founder of three theatre companies, the most recent being Eastern Front Theatre with Wendy Lill and Gay Hauser. She is the former artistic director of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.