Eternal Hydra

Eternal Hydra

November 1st - 11th, 2012
Studio 16 - 1555 West 7th Ave.
Tues - Sun 8pm

Special Performances
Free Preview - Thurs Nov 1, 8pm
Matinees - Sat Nov 3 & 10, 2pm
Talkback After - Tues Nov 6, 8pm
Live Audio Description - Wed Nov 7, 8pm

Firehall Arts Centre Box Office
By Phone - 604-689-0926

OR AT THE DOOR - Box office opens one hour before showtime

By Anton Piatigorsky

Vivian unearths a long lost manuscript by firebrand author Gordias Carbuncle and sparks a controversy reaching from the high-powered publishing world of present-day New York, to 1930's Paris, to civil war era New Orleans. Identity politics, sex and the myth of genius all figure in this thrilling look at the making of a modern masterpiece. 

“A provocative literary detective story” The Globe and Mail

Winner of Four Dora Awards, Including Best New Play

“In a Stoppard-like display of intellectual drama, Piatigorsky makes the greatness of Carbuncle’s fictional fiction wholly believable and the issues surrounding appropriation of voice and authorship gripping.” the Globe and Mail

About the Playwright: Anton Piatigorsky’s plays include Eternal Hydra, which premiered at the Stratford Festival’s Studio Theatre, The Kabbalistic Psychoanalysis of Adam R. Tzaddik, and Easy Lenny Lazmon and the Great Western Ascension. His works have been nominated for Dora Mavor Moore and Floyd Chalmers awards. John Mighton chose Anton Piatigorsky as his protégé after winning the Siminovitch prize in 2005.

Production Credits


Photo of John Murphy by David Cooper.

A Touchstone Theatre Production

Directed by Katrina Dunn
Set Design by David Roberts
Lighting Design by Adrian Muir
Costume Design by Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh
Sound Design by Owen Belton

John Murphy
Cherissa Richards
Laara Sadiq
Andrew Wheeler

Stage Manager: Sarah Pearson
Assistant Stage Manager: Carol Macdonald
Publicist: Jodi Smith