Winners & Losers
Winners and Losers is a staged conversation that embraces the ruthless logic of capitalism, and tests its impact on our closest personal relationships as well as our most intimate experiences of self.
Theatre artists and long-time friends Marcus Youssef and James Long sit at a table and play a game they made up, called winners and losers. In it, they name people, places or things — Tom Cruise, microwave ovens, their fathers, rainforests, druids, etc. — and debate whether these things are winners or losers. As each seeks to defeat the other, the debate becomes highly personal, as they dissect each other's individual, familial and class histories. And because one of these men is the product of economic privilege, and the other not, the competition very quickly begins to cost.
Written and performed by Marcus Youssef and James Long
Directed by Chris Abraham
Lighting by Jonathan Ryder
Stage & Production management by Elia Kirby
Magnetic North Theatre Festival
June 11-15, 2013
Presented by Crow's Theatre in association with Canadian Stage
Nov 10 - Dec 8, 2013
At The Berkley Street Theatre, Toronto
For touring info please contact Kirsty Munro, Managing Producer