by Sarah Kane
Caravan Theatre toured the critically-acclaimed play 4.48 Psychosis in September and October 2020. We performed in Dartmouth, Truro, Wolfville, Chester and Lunenburg. We look forward to remounting this production in 2021, touring Nova Scotia in the Fall.
4.48 Psychosis, by radical and influential British playwright Sarah Kane, takes a deep dive into issues of mental health and suicide. Lyrical yet raw, grim yet humorous, the play beautifully expresses ugly truths: isolation, stigma, and the longing for self-esteem and community understanding. Integrating movement into Kane’s poetic text, Artistic Director, Kathy France, leads a talented cast of notable Maritime-based performers Margaret Legere and Rebecca Wolfe.
Following each performance, audience members are invited to join the cast and community wellness partners for a post-show conversation addressing issues of mental health, identity and inclusion. This event (performance and conversation) runs 90 minutes without an intermission.
Performances take place outdoors with audience following COVID-19 protocols. Audience members will be seated in zones that can accommodate from 1 to 10 ticket-holders.
Trigger Warning: Adult language and content. This show explicitly deals with self-harm, suicide, death, depression, dysphoria, mental health, and drug use.
Caravan gratefully acknowledges our community partners: Arts Nova Scotia, Kings County, Town of Wolfville, Halifax Dance, MudCreek Rotary Club and Our Health Centre (Chester)