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Friday, October 30, 2009

Venue Change for Sky Gilbert's "Why We Tortured Him: A Meditation on the Nature of Violence"

Hamilton, Ontario (Thursday, October 15, 2009) - The venue for Hammertheatre's upcoming production of WHY WE TORTURED HIM: A MEDITATION ON THE NATURE OF VIOLENCE by Sky Gilbert has changed. The eagerly awaited play will
now be presented at The James Street North Theatre.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES: All performances of WHY WE TORTURED HIM: A MEDITATION ON THE NATURE OF VIOLENCE will take place at the intimate James Street North Theatre located just above "The Factory" at 126 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario.

Tickets are $15 each with Pay-What-You-Can Sunday Matinees. Tickets can only be purchased in person at the theatre 30 minutes before the show starts. Cash only.

Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 8:30pm
Friday, October 30, 2009 at 8:30pm
Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 8:30pm
Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 2:30pm

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 8:30pm
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 8:30pm
Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 8:30pm
Friday, November 6, 2009 at 8:30pm
Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 8:30pm
Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2:30pm

CREATIVE TEAM: Bill Chabassol (LIGHTING DESIGNER), Mark Crawford as DOUG, Alex Fiddes as GARY, Sky Gilbert (WRITER/DIRECTOR), Ian Jarvis (PROMO MATERIALS DESIGNER), Denise Lisson (DESIGN CO-ORDINATOR), Haley McGee as BRANDY,
Kerry Mounfield (SET DESIGNER), Stephen Newman (STAGE MANAGER), and Diana Stephens (COSTUME DESIGNER)

THEATRE COMPANY: Sky Gilbert founded Hammertheatre in January 2007. Hammertheatre is devoted to theatre research in Hamilton, particularly in plays by Artistic Director Sky Gilbert that deal with issues of gender and sexuality in experimental ways.

PERFORMANCE SPACE: The James Street North Theatre was once known as The Forester's Hall. Built in 1884 by the Ancient Order of Foresters, the architect was W.A. Edwards. The hall housed meetings and functions for many years and was used as a performance space. It was rumoured to have hosted artists such as Caruso and Billie Holiday during its heyday. Currently, the space is Hamilton artist Colina Maxwell's studio and gallery.

SPONSORS: Ontario Arts Council

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