The Spinsters

Written & Performed by Christine Lesiak & Tara Travis

Cinderella’s Ugly Stepsisters. This time, it’s their ball. 

The Ugly Stepsisters cordially invite you back to the Palace, just like the good old days. Doesn’t everyone love a ball? The pageantry, the elegance, the romance… but their ball, their rules, and the world’s most infamous stepsiblings are ready to dish the dirt. What scandals hide within the glittering facade? What was Cinderella really like? Are the stepsisters really vapid? Vindictive? … Victims? 

The Spinsters is a seductive feast featuring mesmerizing movement, magical dresses, and stunning shadow puppetry. It’s a deliciously disruptive dark comedy for adults brought to life by some of the most innovative designers and creators from across Western Canada. 

Evening performances at 8PM, matinees at 2PM.

Special Events

  • 2024-01-23 20:00: Talkback after performance

Accessible Performances

  • 2024-01-17 20:00: ASL Interpreted Performance, Relaxed Performance
  • 2024-01-20 14:00: ASL Interpreted Performance, Relaxed Performance
  • 2024-01-23 20:00: ASL Interpreted Performance, ASL Interpreted Talkback

Content Advisories

The Spinsters is recommended for ages 14+.

It contains many mature themes including:

  • Explicit curse words
  • Fat phobia
  • Disordered eating
  • Substance abuse
  • Smoking
  • References to bodily harm
  • Sexual coercion
  • Sexual abuse of a minor

References to bodily harm shown in cartoonish shadow puppetry.

Fat-phobic comments are said verbally.

The themes of substance abuse, smoking, sexual coercion and sexual abuse of a minor are shown in interpretive shadow play.

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