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Imago Theatre presents: The December Man
December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE DECEMBER MAN
Written by Colleen Murphy
Directed by Micheline Chevrier
Cast: Brian Dooley, Rosemary Dunsmore, Jeff Irving, and
Assistant director Katey Wattam
A performance, in partnership with the Dawson Peace Centre, to commemorate lives lost in the École Polytechnique
shooting, and a fundraiser for Chez Doris, an organization supporting women survivors of gender-based violence.
Dec. 7 at 7:00pm
Dawson College Theatre
2000 Atwater St.
The performance will be followed by a talkback with playwright Colleen Murphy, director Micheline Chevrier, and the cast.
Moderated by Diana Rice from the Dawson College Peace Center.
“THAT’S WHAT I HATE MOST, MA.
THAT HE WAS SO ANGRY… AND I WAS SO AFRAID.”- JEAN
Winner, 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for English Language Drama
Jean Fournier, an engineering student at École Polytechnique, escapes the 1989 Montreal Massacre where 14 young women were murdered in a violent hate crime. Jean struggles with his rage, guilt, and panic as parents, Benoît and Kathleen, navigate how to cope. Award-winning Canadian playwright Colleen Murphy takes us back in time, revealing the ripple effects of public violence and PTSD on the everyday life of a working class family, in this intimately human, political drama about courage, survival,the depths of love and the scar tissue marks of hate.
Praise for 2009 production of The December Man:
“Micheline Chevrier has assembled a dream cast, each and every one of them not only capable of, but fully prepared to, take the most miniscule elements of daily life and use them to create a compelling portrait of humanity. That the portraits thus created so heart-breakingly ordinary only adds to the power of this extraordinary work.”- The Toronto Sun
“touchingly honest dialogue.” – The Gateway, Edmonton, Alberta
“Playwright Colleen Murphy turns tragedy into powerful, emotional theatre with her post-crisis account of a school shooting.”
– The Gateway, Edmonton, Alberta