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Minerva – Queen of the Handcuffs

Ron Pearson

Ghost Writer Theatre presents
The World Premiere of
Minerva – Queen of the Handcuffs
By Ron Pearson

Based on the true story of Minerva Vano, a female escape artist who was a contemporary and rival of Harry Houdini at the turn of the Twentieth Century, it chronicles the struggles and challenges she had trying to succeed as a woman in a male dominated world.

The play features Miranda Allen, Sterling Award nominated actress and real life escape artist and street performer from right here in Edmonton. Miranda will be performing actual period escapes involving members of the audience.

Featuring: Miranda Allen & Richard Lee Hsi
Director: Bradley Moss
Props & Costume Design: Tessa Stamp
Lighting Designer: Scott Peters
Sound Design/Composer: Darrin Hagen
Stage Manager: Clare Mullen

the fascination of escape, an unlikely radical
review: liz nicholls, 12thnight.ca
the nerve of minerva
review: colin maclean, gigcity.ca
minerva: a woman trapped in a man’s world
preview: liz nicholls, 12thnight.ca
minerva – queen of the handcuffs
preview: graham neil, ctv news
Production Photos
photo credit: marc j chalifoux
featuring: miranda allen & Richard Lee Hsi