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The Idiot

The award winning team of James Fagan Tait and Joelysa Pankanea are at it again.  This time they've taken on Dostoyevsky's novel The Idiot and are giving it the same musical adaptation treatment they did for Crime and Punishment a few years back.  That show was a tremendous success!

When I dropped by the rehearsal hall last week I had a chance to hear some of the wonderful music from the production and at lunch break I talked to James and Joelysa.  The two of them are very energetic and enthusiastic and they make quite a team!  James is the playwrite and director, Joelysa the composer and musical director and they have a fascinating way of creating these works which include a huge ensemble cast.

The Idiot is from Neworld Theatre and Vancouver Moving Theatre and is part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.


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