Photo of James Long and Marcus Youssef by Simon Hayter
Co-produced with Neworld Theatre and in association with Crow's Theatre (Toronto)
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
Production management by Elia Kirby
The Gateway Theatre, Studio B
November 22 - December 1, 2012
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
January 30 - February 2, 2013
...And lots more dates to be announced soon!
For booking info please contact Kris Nelson, Touring Producer