Apr 8 – 17 | Livestream only
April 8, 9, 15, 16 | 7:00pm
April 10 & 17 | 3:00pm
Mature Content & Strobe Light Warnings
Playthings contains mature language, simulated violence and sexual references, including strong words, themes and imagery. Parental discretion is advised.
Periodic use of strobe lights.
By Nathania Bernabe and Jackie T. Hanlin
An Affair of Honor Production presented by Presentation House Theatre in association with the PHT Creative Hub Cooperative
Affair of Honor livestreams ancient action adventure in this thrilling, hilarious, and daring tale of mortals and Gods. With the ongoing onslaught of the Trojan War, tensions between the Greek Gods come to a head. Ares and Athena, two Gods of War, vent their frustrations by playing with the lives, deaths, and sanities, of two mortal Warrior-Queens.
This original story flashes across eras and fight styles, providing a dazzling display of fighting prowess and ability, interspersed with the modern, lively banter of the Gods.
Underneath the fiery exchanges of words and swords, the play takes a hard-hitting interrogation of what drives humanity to violence.
Playthings is Affair of Honor at it’s core: Furious and Fun.
Fun & Important Dates
April 8 – Virtual Opening Reception via Gather.town
April 10 – Post-show Talkback Session with Playthings creative team
April 17 – Virtual Closing Reception via Gather.town
Featured photo credits Playthings cast collage from performances at Edmonton Fringe Festival 2019. L to R: Cole Howard, Jackie T. Hanlin, Nathania Bernabe, Elizabeth Young. Photo by April MacKillins Photography
Reuniting its original cast from the Edmonton Fringe Festival 2019, with new invigorated set and sound designs, this nightly livestream will break the mundanity of binge-watching, and bring a fresh thrill-ride onto your screen and into your living room!
Jackie T. Hanlin – Producer, Fight Choreographer, Playwright
Matt Rhodes – Assistant/Mentee Producer
Heidi Damayo – Dramaturg
Kirsten Gundlack & Daniel Levinson – Script Editing
Shila Amin – Stage Manager
Shona Struthers – Sound Design & Music Composition
Alexander Balinski – Costume Designer
Kimira Reddy – Set Designer
Chad Cuthbertson – Animation
Daniel Levinson – Mortals Table Work
Elizabeth Young – Athena
Cole Howard – Ares (April 8 – 10)
Shona Struthers – Ares (April 15 – 17)
Jackie T. Hanlin – Atalanta
Nathania Bernabe – Ortrere
Additional Fight Resources
Sylvie La Riviere – Fight Choreography Sword and Board, Swashbuckle
Daniel Levinson and Todd Campbell – Fight Consultation
Sound design notes and credits
Special thanks to violinist Louise Cooke and guitarist Jed Weiss.
The sound design includes samples from freesound.org users. Click here for the full list.
Yap_Audio_Production, RikkerMix, GregorQuendel, Tgruber, Glaneur de sons, Nakhas, InspectorJ, Breviceps, jackthemurray, kyles, Homejrande, Frankyboomer, as well as sound from Zapsplat.com, and The Northern Path, Mjolnir, and Fallout by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com). Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
What they say about Playthings
“Intense clash of steel, with the Gods providing comedic relief” – Global News ****
“Few things are more over-the top than a war between gods, and when those gods use human action figures to vent their insecurities you get a fun, fast, and furious show like Playthings.” – Fawnda Mithrush, Beer Tent Reviews
For the protection of the cast, creative team and everyone involved in Playthings, Affair of Honor and PHT have adhered to and surpassed required COVID safety precautions for livestream performances as directed by ACTSAFE , the BC Motion Picture Industry COVID-19 Pandemic Production Guide, and Worksafe BC. This production is fully compliant with current provincial PHOs.