"GOW'S BELIEF THAT WE MUST CONFRONT THE HATRED WITHIN OURSELVES AND OUR SOCIETY IS TROUBLING, TOUCHING AND CONVINCING." GLOBE AND MAIL.
"...A PROVOCATIVE EXPLORATION OF THE INESCAPABLE AND INSIDIOUS PRESENCE OF HATRED IN OUR SOCIETY." TORONTO STAR
"AN EPIC BATTLE WHICH LEAVES EACH MAN MARKED BY THE OTHER'S BELIEF." TORONTO SUN
Here at The Other Theatre Company we celebrate diversity and the empowerment of individuals and communities. We are an ad hoc collective of like minded theatre artists committed to making the world a better place, one story at time. We believe that the theatre has a responsibility to reflect the community it inhabits and the power to inspire progressive change. We are bold, irreverent, blue collar, working class artists. Sometimes we're funny, and sometimes we're deliberately provocative. We are the adult children of this community. We are citizen artists. We are students of life, carpenters and caregivers, teachers and journalists, we are collectors of stories, purveyors of odd skills and arcane knowledge. Change. Learn. Grow. We invite you to help us celebrate the voices and stories of the "others" among us.
In our inaugural production, Cherry Docs by Montreal based writer David Gow, a neo-Nazi Skinhead is charged with murder, and Legal Aid has assigned him a Jewish lawyer. Over the course of developing a defence for the Skinhead, the lawyer is forced to examine the limits of his own liberalism, and the demons underlying it. Cherry Docs is an unblinking examination of hatred, the explosive effect it has on our society, and the hurdles that confront us as we set about eradicating it.
Cherry Docs opens Thursday, January 7 and runs until Sunday, January 24 at The Pavilion Theatre. Showtimes are Tuesdays thru Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets Available thru Kamloops Live Box Office and at the door. Regular Admission $24/Students and Seniors $18.50. Sunday afternoon matinees are pay-what-you-can.
The artists at The Other Theatre Company are all working people, familiar with the economic pain of layoffs, unemployment or underemployment. If you find yourself in this position, please be our guest, free of charge at our final dress rehearsal, 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 6, or Opening Night, Thursday, January 7. Alternately, attend one of our 3 pay-what-you-can Sunday, 2 pm Matinees. There is no need to identify yourself as "unwaged". Just show up at the box office and donate whatever you can. If, on the other hand, you are comfortably "waged", please consider paying it forward by donating the full ticket price at pay-what-you-can performances.
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