Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut

created by Candelario Andrade, Owen Belton, Camille Gingras, Craig Hall, James Long, Anita Rochon, Jonathan Ryder and Maiko Bae Yamamoto

A Rumble Productions/Theatre Replacement co-production

January 29 – February 3, 2008
A PuSh Festival presentation

March 6 – 9, 2008
A FreeFall Festival presentation

Long is one of the best actors you’ll ever watch.

The Georgia Straight

In the summer of 2005 actor/writer James Long salvaged a collection of seven photo albums and travel journals from an alley near his East Vancouver home. The collection, complete with detailed captions and letters, documents a family’s history between 1950 and 1987, and includes everything from birth notices to a full eulogy for the archivist’s Pomeranian, Mandy. In the fall of 2007, a team of collaborators went in search of the origins of these books and ran into multiple questions surrounding the legality and morality of working with found materials. What started as a simple trip to the country carried the creators on narrative jags across propriety, oceans, and beyond. Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut uses fact, fiction, video, interviews, a rabbit suit and anything else required to make sense of the found materials and the many lives interrupted along the way.

Cast and Production Team:

Writer/Actor: James Long
Director: Craig Hall
Dramaturg: Camille Gingras
Assistant Director: Anita Rochon
Video Designer: Candelario Andrade
Sound Designer: Owen Belton
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Ryder
Movement Designer: Maiko Bae Yamamoto
Bunny Suit Designer: Alee Wells
Stage Manager: Jaimie Tait
Technical Director: Liz Baca
Box Office Manager: Michael Fitzpatrick
Venue Technician: Katie Rainsley