PALACE OF THE END
Three characters take the stage and submerge us into their worlds. First, a tough, passionate soldier defends the actions of US troops towards Iraqi prisoners of war. Next, a British weapons expert confesses his reasons for lying about the existence of WMDs in the Middle East. Finally, a mother and resistance campaign leader reveals the story behind her detainment by Saddam Hussein's intelligence officers and how that changed her world. What makes these stories worth listening to? They are all based on real historical figures whose lives were forever shaped by the carnage, intrigue and horrors of the Gulf War and the Iraq War, illustrated by one of Canada's most prolific and influential playwrights.
Judith Thompson's gripping Palace of the End takes both its performers and its audiences on an unforgettable ride to the places that shock us, frighten us and sadden us. It is raw, visceral and, above all, real. Thompson is renowned for her edginess and fearlessness to explore the deep, dark corners of humanity, for which she has earned numerous awards and distinctions including the Order of Canada. QCT is proud to be bringing this behemoth of a play to the people of Collingwood this April. Check out our teaser below!
Palace of the End will be presented at Kelseys Original Roadhouse, 371 First St., Collingwood ON
April 26th, 7:30pm
April 27th, 7:30pm
April 28th, 7:30pm
April 29th, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Please be advised that Palace of the End contains mature themes and strong language. Not suitable for children under 14.
"We are the heroes of our own stories."
Quarter Century Theatre - 19 4th Line, Collingwood, ON, L9Y 0X2 - (705) 607-7056 -