How Odyssey Theatre's production draws from baroque, tango, and Nintendo
These days Strathcona Park seems to be crawling with unsavoury types...Just last night, a loan shark was seen scheming money out of people`s pockets -- money that a two-timing baroness then squeezed out of him....Which wound up in the hands of a knight who gambled it away.
But innocent bystanders couldn`t help but laugh at all this deception, as these shifty characters are part of Odyssey Theatre's new production under the stars. The Financier was written by Alain-René Lesage in the early 1700s. But for this production, composer Venessa Lachance drew her inspiration for the musical score everywhere from the baroque period to video games. She joined us to explain.