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a world premiere event

Thu, Feb 18, 20167:30 pm
Fri, Feb 19, 20167:30 pm
Sat, Feb 20, 20162:30 pm
7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 21, 20162:30 pm
Tue, Feb 23, 20167:30 pm
Wed, Feb 24, 20167:30 pm
Thu, Feb 25, 20167:30 pm
Fri, Feb 26, 20167:30 pm
Sat, Feb 27, 20162:30 pm
7:30 pm
Sun, Feb 28, 20162:30 pm
Tue, Mar 1, 20167:30 pm
Wed, Mar 2, 20167:30 pm
Thu, Mar 3, 20167:30 pm
Fri, Mar 4, 20167:30 pm
Sat, Mar 5, 20162:30 pm
7:30 pm
Sun, Mar 6, 20162:30 pm
Studio Theatre at the Isabel
Discounted Pricing available for students.
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A play by Judith Thompson
Inspired by the Merilyn Simonds' novel The Convict Lover

•Directed by Kathryn MacKay
•Commissioned and produced by Theatre Kingston’s Artistic Producer Brett Christopher with support from the Isabel

Desperate to escape the towering limestone walls of Kingston Penitentiary, a convict spins a web to catch a young girl who will help him in his quest. Or is it she that has the most to gain? A searing tale of the agony and ecstasy of freedom spanning 90 years in Canada’s most famous prison.

The latest from the country’s foremost playwright, Kingston’s own Judith Thompson, and inspired by Merilyn Simonds GG-award-nominated novel The Convict Lover. Originally commissioned by Theatre Kingston. A world premiere production.

*This performance contains adult language and themes and is not recommended for young audiences.