“The world doesn’t need a lot of martyrs…but it needs a few.”
On November 2, 1965, an American Quaker named Norman Morrison drives to the Pentagon with his infant daughter, a jug of kerosene and a box of matches. With Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara looking on, the young Quaker carries out a final act of witness against the horrors of the Vietnam War. Thirty-six years later, in the wake of 9/11, his daughter returns to confront the aging McNamara, the memory of her father, and the costly legacy of sacrifice.
It’s taken almost 4 years, but we’re just about there. The long-awaited (at least on our part) remount of RE:UNION, which we first produced back in Vancouver in 2011.
We’re absolutely thrilled to bring this production to Ottawa, and to the audience of national and international presenters that make up the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.
Check out the great preview article from The Ottawa Citizen about RE:UNION and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre’s aim to bring its brand of socially-and-politically activist theatre to Ottawa.
For festival info and to buy tickets, click here.
“Without the inspired act, no generation resumes the search for love.”