John Murrell's constantly surprising comedy about the impossibility of escaping one's roots.
Brenda is a U of C anthropology professor who inherits from her mentor an old house near the French Quarter in New Orleans. There's just one catch: she must continue his long-abandoned dig of a prehistoric city beside the muddy banks of the Mississippi. Along with her Canadian friends-one a self-styled expert in "found music" and the other a gay man keen on plunging into the "voodoo scene" - plus a wild assortment of locals, Brenda ends up digging into what exactly distinguishes an American from a Canadian, a black from a white, and the living from the dead.
|1998||Edinburgh Festival, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|1998||Big Secret Theatre, Calgary, Canada|