Aerial Theatre

Rough Magic

Phillip Psutka

Set on a mystical island, ROUGH MAGIC is a play that follows the innocent beginnings and volatile consequences of a relationship between two unlikely beings: Ariel, an airy sprite; and Caliban, a ground-dwelling mortal. An intricate weaving of theatre, aerial work and music, the show confronts ideas of freedom and otherness through a story inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

Playwright: Phillip Psutka
Director: Kevin Hammond*
Cast: Lindsay Bellaire, Phillip Psutka
Fight Director: Phillip Psutka
Aerial Choreography: Lindsay Bellaire
Stage Manager: Lisa Sciannella
Composer: Rachel C. Léger
Costume Designer: Lisa Magill
Lighting Designer: Lisa Sciannella
*Appears by permission of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. This production is engaged under a CAEA Festival Policy.

WINNER: Cutting-Edge Award (2016 Toronto Fringe Festival)
WINNER: Best of Fest Award (2015 Ottawa Fringe Festival)
Shortlisted for Critics’ Pick (2015 Capital Critics’ Circle)

★★★★★ “A play in a thousand and definitely not to be missed!” -Capital Critics’ Circle (Ottawa)
★★★★★ “Absolutely exquisite and mind blowing in its execution.” -My Entertainment World (Toronto)
NNNN “One of the most memorable shows at the Fest.” -NOW Magazine (Toronto)