Elegy follows the journey of Isabella, a young girl being held captive by her father and brother. Exploring the themes of isolation, loss, and personal dogma, Isabella’s struggle to understand her world leads to a creation of an alternate reality. Following the death of her mother, Isabella’s life dramatically changes for the worse. The once-loving family is distorted into an instrument of the father’s will, and the loss of the mother’s steady presence causes the remaining family members to retreat into the safety of religion, fantasy and obedience.
written and directed by MICHAEL ORLANDO
with contributions from the ensemble
production design and stage management by
JACK CLIFT, TYLER DAVEY
and TARYN MCDONNELL
- Theatre Lab was invited to present a piece in the historic Cameron House. Toronto, ON (2009)
- All space and rehearsal time was provided by VideoCabaret. We would like to acknowledge the tremendous kindness and support of Michael Hollingsworth and Deanne Taylor.