By S. R. Kriger | Directed by Liz Bragg.
February 9-17 2012 (It’s a wrap).
“…I’ve got a surprise for you.”
WRONG NUMBER is a short, self-contained piece from playwright S. R. Kriger’s full-length play THE DARK ROOM. On a dark and stormy night, newlywed Lisa receives a phone call from a mysterious man threatening a woman named Gladys…who turns out to not only have been his wife, but also his murderer. As they strike up a conversation, Lisa starts to look at her previously unassuming husband Tom in a new light, and think that perhaps he may not have her best interests at heart.
Picking up THE DARK ROOM’s theme of the collision of the living and the dead, WRONG NUMBER is a Hitchcockian twist on the ghost caller story, with dark and often funny results.
WRONG NUMBER is the second show of the 2011-12 Season: Don’t Fear the Reaper.
“Fresh Spice” award winner.
– Back Burner Productions
WHAT ARE YOU DOING BACK THERE!? Winter Arts Festival 2012!
- Performed February 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th, 2012.
- Dominion on Queen at 500 Queen Street East, Toronto.
A ghost by itself is boring. No one wants to hear of the centuries the wailing woman in white wanders castle ruins alone or the thousands of times the dead hitchhiker lifts his thumb in vain by the side of the highway. What matters are their intersections, however brief, with the world of the living.
Life makes things matter. Death – ghosts – are important only because they remind us to take notice of what matters. We all wander with green ribbons around our necks, but there are better things to dwell on than the itch of cloth on skin. Though otherwise the scenes you’re about to see have nothing in common, this is the theme they share.
S. R. Kriger
Cast & Crew
- Natalie Frijia
- Guy Doucette