Winnipeg playwright Hope McIntyre
takes on a lot with Eden
, her full-length drama making its world premiere this week through her theatre company, Sarasvati Productions
Against the background of an Orwellian future, she explores issues of
truth, propaganda, freedom, justice, and Aboriginal issues.
ambitious, but the end result seems to suggest that she may simply be
tackling too much with Eden
The ironically-titled play
takes us to a totalitarian state of the near future. The ruling
government maintains control through propaganda and brutal law
enforcement, following a bombing 30 years earlier which the government
claims was the work of "Aboriginal terrorists."