Palace of the End

Palace of the End by Judith Thompson

May 21 – June 6, 2009
Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) Theatre

by Judith Thompson  
in association with Felix Culpa and Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Three scalding monologues make up Judith Thompson’s Palace of the End: a shockingly funny portrayal of the soldier who took the fall for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal; the dying reflections of the weapons inspector who blew the whistle on government justifications for the invasion of Iraq; a tea party with a mother and political leader who suffered unfathomable loss at the hands of Saddam Hussein. Whatever your views on the war, this play will unsettle you with its startling beauty.

“Palace of the End raises the bar . . . searing . . . elegiac, beautifully specific.”  LA Times

"One of Canada's foremost women of letters." – Toronto Star

 

Conversation Series

WAR CRIMES & THE MOVEMENT TO IMPEACH GEORGE BUSH: A SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE WITH GAIL DAVIDSON
Wednesday May 27, 2009
7:00pm
FREE
(prior to the 8:00pm performance of Palace of the End)
Gail Davidson is the Director of the Vancouver-based Lawyers Against The War, and a leader in the charge to bring former US President George Bush to trial on war crimes.

STICKING OUR NOSES IN:
A PANEL DISCUSSION ON MILITARY INTERVENTION
Sunday May 31, 2009
6:00pm to 7:30pm
FREE
(following the 4pm Matinee of Palace of the End)


Moderated by Camyar Chai (Leave Out Violence)
This exciting panel consists of:
Deborah Campbell Vancouver-based international political journalist
Peter Prontzos Political Science Professor at Langara College
Juergen Dankwort Institute of Victimization and Social Justice
Riadh Muslih Canadian-Iraqi Activist and Publisher
Don Wright Amnesty International Vancouver
Derrick O'Keefe Stop War Coalition
Jane Cutter ANSWER Seattle

For more information about the Conversation Series, please contact Sean Devine at 604.255.4871 or email sean@horseshoesandhandgrenades.ca

Production Credits

Directed by David Bloom, Katrina Dunn, and Mindy Parfitt
Starring Alexa Devine, Russell Roberts and Laara Sadiq
Set by Yvan Morissette
Costumes by Farnaz Khaki-Sadiq
Lighting by John Webber
Sound by Brian Linds