RP announces our next production, “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh.
Katurian the writer stays in and writes stories. That’s it. Brilliant but often grotesque tales, shaped by a twisted childhood experiment conducted by his own parents. Now Katurian has been blindfolded and taken out of his home to face questioning at the hands of two brutal detectives. Are Katurian and his brother, Michal, responsible for the murder of three children? Martin McDonagh’s play is a harrowing and blackly funny meditation on the tricky power of words to shape the world.
“I suppose I walk that line between comedy and cruelty because I think one illuminates the other. We’re all cruel, aren’t we? We are all extreme in one way or another at times and that’s what drama, since the Greeks, has dealt with.”
TORONTO PILLOWMAN INFO
Wednesday, February 27th – Sunday, March 3rd
Venue: The Propeller Gallery, 984 Queen ST. W, Toronto, ON
We know it’s been some time since our last update but that’s only because we’ve been working so darn hard getting Until Our Paths Cross Again on an actual stage with real-life actors in convincing costumes with a three dimensional set and the whole shebang!
But seriously, we here at Rarely Pure have gained a lot of ground and are nearing the final stages of planning with rehearsals for our first production beginning in September of 2012. Exciting times indeed!
We’ll keep you posted about future events because we’re still not done our fundraising! Check back soon and, most importantly, stay classy ladies and gents.
What had inspired me to start writing Until Our Paths Cross Again was the story of Captain Nichola Goddard who was the first female Canadian combat soldier killed in combat. Born to British and Canadian school teachers in Papua New Guinea, Nichola spent most of her childhood in various locations.
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“If you want peace, prepare for war” - Flavius Vegetius Renatus
She was killed on May 17, 2006, during a firefight in the Panjwaye District. It was part of a joint two-day operation between Canadian and Afghan troops, to secure Kandahar’s outskirts after a rumor of Taliban preparations to launch an assault on the city. As troops were moving into a mosque to capture 15 alleged Taliban members, several dozen hidden militants began firing from neighbouring houses. As a crew commander, Captain Goddard was standing half-exposed in her light armoured vehicle, which was hit by two rocket-propelled grenades early in the battle. The battle lasted most of the day on the 17th and into the night, and ended shortly after American bombs were dropped on the area. In the end, the two-day operation saw Goddard, an Afghan National Army soldier, and 40 Taliban killed, as well as approximately 20 Taliban captured.
It was later announced that her husband would be the first widower to receive the Memorial Cross. Also known as the Silver Cross, it has traditionally been presented to widows and mothers of Canadian war dead.
Nichola Goddard’s name was etched on the Memorial Arch at Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.
Light Up Papua New Guinea is an international development project by the University of Calgary’s Light Up the World Foundation and the family of Capt. Nichola Goddard in her honour. The goal is for nearly 2,000 non-polluting solar
Light Up Papua New Guinea is an international development project by the University of Calgary’s Light Up the World Foundation and the family of Capt. Nichola Goddard in her honour. The goal is for nearly 2,000 non-polluting solar-powered lighting systems in first aid posts will replace hazardous kerosene lamps.
Where: Speakeasy Tattoo Shop. 299 Harbord, Toronto, ON
What: Be proud and get some Canadian ink while supporting Rarely Pure Theatre! The artists at Speakeasy tattoo shop will have some Canadian Flash to choose from while we BBQ and have street treats all day! Make sure to join in on all the tattoo fun and grillin’ goodness.
~ Speakeasy Tattoo artists will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Rarely Pure Theatre’s first production, Until Our Paths Cross Again. ~
We here at Rarely Pure would like to take the time to thank you for visiting our website! We are very happy to finally be finished the grant application process and are celebrating the launch of our new site. More updates right around the corner so make sure you check back with us soon.