Palace of the End

photo by David Cooper.

by Judith Thompson
presented by Touchstone Theatre in association with Felix Culpa and Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

May 21 – June 6 2009 Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) Theatre

Three scalding monologues make up Judith Thompson’s Palace of the End: a shockingly funny portrayal of the soldier who took the fall for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal; the dying reflections of the weapons inspector who blew the whistle on government justifications for the invasion of Iraq; a tea party with a mother and political leader who suffered unfathomable loss at the hands of Saddam Hussein. Whatever your views on the war, this play will unsettle you with its startling beauty.

“Palace of the End raises the bar . . . searing . . . elegiac, beautifully specific.”  LA Times

“One of Canada’s foremost women of letters.” – Toronto Star

Directed by David Bloom, Katrina Dunn, and Mindy Parfitt
Starring Alexa Devine, Russell Roberts and Laara Sadiq
Set by Yvan Morissette
Costumes by Farnaz Khaki-Sadiq
Lighting by John Webber
Sound by Brian Linds

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