Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre has been quietly busy the last few months, putting together one of our most exciting seasons ever, filled with insightful, provocative and passionate theatre and community engagement.
“The projects we’re creating and producing reflect the growing divide we’re seeing across society: politically, economically, racially. We want to show as many perspectives and voices within that divide as we can. The heroes, the despots, the dreamers, the plotters, and of course, all of us caught in the storm, trying to find out way through. Horseshoes & Hand Grenades is proud to present a season of works that we hope will shine some light, and help build a healthy civic discourse.” Artistic Director Sean Devine.
Here’s a brief overview of what’s in store. To find out more, search through our “What’s Next” section.
The season starts with our Muslim Canada Awareness Project (Oct 3 – 8), sponsored by Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture & Heritage Investment Program. This community outreach event will feature workshops, panel discussions,and staged readings of three bold and insightful plays about the Muslim experience in Canada. Info on tickets and specific events coming soon.
Our first production of the year is the Canadian premiere of Building The Wall (Nov 29 – Dec 9), by American Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan. This brand new play is shocking audiences all over the world, with its chilling depiction the all-too-possible outcomes of the dangerous ideologies coming out of the U.S. today.
When There’s Nothing Left to Burn is the story of a city under siege and the power struggles that rise out of the ashes. HHG Theatre developed the newest play by artistic director Sean Devine last year, in preparation for its world premiere by the University of Lethbridge Theatre Department (Nov 7 – 11). HHG Theatre is aiming to bring this new play to Ottawa soon.
Finally, HHG Theatre has two new plays in development, including the sci-fi drama The Authoritarians, in partnership with Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players, and the dark satire Steve Bannon’s Titus Andronicus in Space, in partnership with Seattle’s ACT Theatre.