The Double Axe Murders
By Berni Stapleton
Directed by Tamara McCarthy
Produced by Rusticate Theatre
November 14 - 23, 2019 • Studio B
Tickets only $29
Who will survive the long, haunting night?
On an evening colder than frostbite itself, Sarah, Payne, and Pelly wait out a winter storm. Is that a tree branch knocking on the cabin wall? And why does the howling wind sound more like a wailing Banshee?
Based on true events, this psychological thriller, steeped in Newfoundland folklore, will have you sleeping with the lights on.
Audience considerations: Some violence and mature subject matter. Recommended age: 13+
“Want to see a scary piece of Canadiana? #theDoubleAxeMurders (#TDAM) is expertly directed by Tamara McCarthy and perfectly cast starring Jessie-award winning Yoshié Bancroft. Lots of chills and spills that will keep you clinging to your companion. Based on actual events that took place in Cow Head, Newfoundland, the vernacular of this show will give you a sense of how very vast this country of ours is that it could contain such a story” -Tetsuro Shigematsu, Playwright/Actor
“Here's a great show to treat yourself with over the Halloween season... Don't miss it.”
-Laura Jaszcz, Actor/Teacher
|NOVEMBER 14||THURSDAY||8PM||PREVIEW||GET TICKETS|
|NOVEMBER 15||FRIDAY||8PM||OPENING NIGHT||GET TICKETS|
|NOVEMBER 16||SATURDAY||2PM||GET TICKETS|
|NOVEMBER 16||SATURDAY||8PM||GET TICKETS|
|NOVEMBER 19||TUESDAY||1PM||GET TICKETS|
|NOVEMBER 19||TUESDAY||8PM||GET TICKETS|
|NOVEMBER 20||WEDNESDAY||8PM||WINE WEDNESDAY
|NOVEMBER 21||THURSDAY||8PM||TALKBACK||GET TICKETS|
|NOVEMBER 22||FRIDAY||8PM||AFTERPLAY||GET TICKETS|
|NOVEMBER 23||SATURDAY||2PM||GET TICKETS|
|NOVEMBER 23||SATURDAY||8PM||GET TICKETS|
Afterplay (post-show) – Like a book club but for theatre! Share your thoughts and experience with fellow audience members in this informal chat.
Opening Night – Stay for a celebratory reception after the Opening Night show and mingle with the talented artists.
Talkback (post-show) – Meet the cast and creative team after the show for a fun Q&A session in an intimate setting.
Wine Wednesday (Tasting 7pm, Show 8pm) – Join us for a complimentary pre-show wine tasting, presented by a local Richmond family winery. (Ages 19+)
|YOSHIÉ BANCROFT as Sarah||Director TAMARA MCCARTHY|
|ASHLEY O'CONNELL as Payne||Original Set/Props Design ALEX KIRKPATRICK|
|ZAC SCOTT as Pelly||Associate Set/Props Design STEPHANIE WONG|
|Costume Design EMILY FRASER, with Original Costume Design by CHANTAL SHORT|
|Lighting Design CELESTE ENGLISH|
|Sound Design CURTIS TWEEDIE in collaboration with MATTHEW MACDONALD-BAIN|
|Stage Manager MICHAEL BROOKS|
|Associate Producer MICHELLE MORRIS|
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