For four days only, from July 2, at 8:00 pm, to July 5, at 9:00 pm, the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, will be presenting The Secret Doctrine, “A play on the true-life exploits of the enigmatic occultist Helena Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society.”
Set in 1885 under the height of British rule in India, The Secret Doctrine follows the true-life exploits of the enigmatic occultist Helena Blavatsky, co-founder of the Theosophical Society. A powerful and charismatic adept, Blavatsky beguiled intellectuals, artists and socialites of the time, while her insights into the workings of the universe foretold discoveries in quantum physics. Themes of passion, power, loyalty, scientific exploration and the supernatural merge in a story seen through the eyes of young investigator Richard Hodgson in his journey to discover whether she’s a charlatan or a sage.
Richard Hodgson, the Humes, Mrs. Sidgwick, Olcott, and even M. Gandhi will all be featured. Canadian actress Gabrielle Rose takes on the role of Mme. Blavatsky. According to the notice in Vancouver’s Gastown Gazette, where the full cast is given, “The Secret Doctrine is at once a character study, a critique of colonialism, an interrogation of belief, and a fantastic spectacle.” Amen.
|Gabrielle Rose as Mme. Blavatsky|