motherskin - by Mallory Fisher. Presented by RCA Theatre Company
Approximate running time: 1 hour
3 Victoria Street
St. John's NL A1C 3V2
Patience is convinced her sister, Sivvy, is trapped inside her mother’s ribcage. She plots to murder her mother to set her sister free. Patience and Sivvy talk to each other, and the audience, through the giant ribcage, through their mother’s skin. Sivvy rails against her toxic body image and food obsession. Patience fights the internalized misogyny she’s absorbed from religious doctrine. As they unravel their repression, locate their oppressors, and fight to be born, they tear their mother’s body apart. Sivvy uncovers a previously buried truth about her sexuality while Patience discovers she’s funnelling her destructive rage into the wrong vessel of unlove. motherskin examines the blurry, rewarding, and treacherous relationship between two women who are maybe sisters, maybe lovers, and certainly ancestrally connected.