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Featherland

What happened to Cecil and Adele Hyndman the day they received a new tenant in their bird sanctuary/research farm/roadside attraction called Featherland, was to fascinate and obsess them for the next twenty four years. Susan was the most beautiful golden eagle they had ever seen and they fell in love... no... they really fell in love. Forty years later, a nature writer named Bill Burns, delirious with avian virus, investigates as their breathtaking love story unfolds before his eyes. A tender poem/play of jealousy and passion between a man, a woman and a golden eagle.

Quotes from the author Bill Burns:

"A book can create a world, but it's always an interior, limited space of one's own imaginings. On the other hand, a play brings a story to life in front of you. I'd have no hesitation in telling people, if they had only one choice to see the play."

"The imaginative decision to use two female actors to play the two female eagles was daring, the proverbial stroke of genius - potentially dangerous - but it worked perfectly, giving the eagles a voice, a sexuality and a dangerous 'edge' with their talons."

2005 Belfry Theatre, Victoria, Canada
2001 Big Secret Theatre, Calgary, Canada
Written by Denise Clarke  •  Directed by Blake Brooker  •  Assistant to the Director Ken Cameron (Calgary) , David van Belle (Victoria)  •  Visiting Director Mercedes Baines  •  Intern Director David van Belle (Calgary)  •  Lighting Design by Blake Brooker and Cimmeron Meyer  •  Choreography/Staging by Denise Clarke  •  Sound Design and Composition by Richard McDowell  •  Technical Director Chris McPherson (Calgary), Ian Wilson (Victoria)  •  Produced by Stephen Schroeder
Featuring Denise Clarke, Andy Curtis, Michael Green, Rita Bozi (Calgary), Jennifer Roberts (Victoria), Christine Bandelow (Calgary) and Onalea Gilbertson (Victoria)