Counting Sheep: A Guerrilla Folk Opera
Lemon Bucket Orkestra
A revolution is coming. Are you ready?
A sensation at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Counting Sheep, a Ukrainian folk opera created by Mark and Marichka Marczyk (featuring Toronto’s Lemon Bucket Orkestra, a guerrilla-folk party-punk band), recounts the 2013 outbursts, violence, and sniper fire of Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution witnessed by the Marczyks themselves, who emigrated to Canada soon after.
Through traditional Ukrainian choral songs, vibrant visuals, and a taste of Ukrainian cuisine, the 12-member cast envelops audiences members in this historic time period as they perform moments of revolution amongst three large screens projecting real-life news coverage and found-footage.
Counting Sheep is a striking, visceral exploration into the politics of revolution, beating with the heart of a people yearning for a better tomorrow. A call-to-action and affirmation of the human condition, it invites audiences to be part of the Revolution.
Recommended for mature audiences
Presented in association with the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Hot Feat Canada Ltd., and Selfconscious Productions
The program will last approximately 80 minutes and will be performed without an intermission.