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“In an ideal world I’d see you eliminated. In this world I need you more than anyone.”
The Other Theatre Company is proud to present their inaugural production, Cherry Docs opening Thursday, January 7 until Sunday, January 24 at the Pavilion Theatre. Written by Montreal based playwright David Gow, Cherry Docs has been produced across Canada, the United States, Germany and Israel. It is published by Scirocco Drama and was adapted into the film, Steel Toes. An explosive human drama where rage and intolerance collide with compassion, Cherry Docs is a story of hope, hate and combat boots.
Micheal (Nigel Beardwood) is a neo-Nazi Skinhead charged with the violent murder of a defenseless immigrant and his weapon of choice? His steel toed boots, a lethal pair of cherry Doc Martens. Legal Aid has assigned Danny Dunkelman (Todd Sullivan) , a Jewish liberal humanist, to represent him. Forced to come up with a defense and work together, an intense relationship develops between the two men as they explore their emotional and intellectual differences. They must examine the limits of their own beliefs and push past the inescapable presence of hatred in our society to finally connect again as human beings. Cherry Docs is an unblinking examination of hatred, the explosive effect it has on our society and the challenges we face in eradicating it. With demanding, sharply focused characters, important moral themes, timely and ultimately revealing story, David Gow asks us to confront the racism, violence and hatred within ourselves as well as society. Cherry Docs will have you on the edge of your seat experiencing this raw, thought provoking journey with consequences simultaneously gratifying, beautiful and heartbreaking. The play contains adult language and mature themes.
Glen Cairns, Artistic Director of The Other Theatre Company, invites you to be part of a new way to experience live theatre. He is an accomplished actor, director and playwright with over forty years of professional theatre experience that he brings to directing Cherry Docs. His plays and short films have been produced and exhibited across Canada and Internationally. He is a former Artistic Director of 25th Street Theatre in Saskatoon. Glen has performed on some of Canada’s most prestigious stages including The Neptune Theatre, Halifax; Canadian Stage; The Factory Theatre, Toronto and holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre from the University of British Columbia.
For more information contact The Other Theatre Company online at www.theothertheatrecompany.ca and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates, including upcoming workshops, auditions and events.
Showtimes for Cherry Docs at the Pavilion Theatre are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm with a Sunday matinee performance starting at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available through Kamloops Live Box Office at www.kamloopslive.ca and at the door. Admission is $24, students and seniors $18.
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1025 Lorne Street,
The Pavilion Theatre is Western Canada Theatre’s intimate 165 seat “black box” theatre, which also doubles as our rehearsal hall. The Pavilion Theatre is home to The Kamloops Live! Box Office and The Western Canada Theatre administration offices. The theatre is located at 1025 Lorne Street (corner of 10th and Lorne) in the heart of Kamloops.
For further information, contact Terri Runnalls (Facilities Manager) at 250-372-3216 ext 22 or [email protected].