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SCHOOL                                                UNITY (1918)
                                                      BY KEVIN KERR

2010                    Preview: October 20 at 8:00 p.m.
                        Run: October 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 30 AND November 3, 5, 9, 11, 13 at 8 p.m.

2011                    Matinée: October 30 at 2 p.m.

                        Ryerson Theatre School is pleased to present Unity (1918), written by
SEASON                  Canadian playwright Kevin Kerr. The winner of the Governor General’s
                        Literary Award for Drama in the year 2002, Unity (1918) will be playing at
The Girls Who Saw       Ryerson’s Abrams Studio Theatre, 46 Gerrard Street East. The cast is
Everything              comprised of the graduating class in Ryerson’s four-year BFA program. For
By Sean Dixon
                        tickets and information, please contact the Ryerson Theatre School Public
Oct 13-Nov 12 2010
                        Relations and Box Office at 416-979-5118, or at
Unity (1918)
                        The place is Unity, Saskatchewan, and the year is 1918. Unity is anxiously
By Kevin Kerr
Oct 20-Nov 13 2010      awaiting their soldiers, returning home from four years of fighting in the Great
                        War. However, the first man back is a blind stranger, and shortly after his
RYERSON DANCES          arrival comes a deadly virus – the Spanish Flu. Rampaging wildly through the
Nov 23-27 2010          old, the young, and even those in their prime, the whole town of Unity is soon
Produced by Karen       quarantined in order to contain the deadly pandemic. Despite the precautionary
Duplisea                measures, the disease continues to spread and the death toll keeps rising. With
                        no one else to blame, this close-knit community begins to tear itself apart
Attempts on Her Life
By Martin Crimp
                        looking for a scapegoat to hold responsible.
February 8-17 2011
                        Darkly humorous, Unity (1918) “skillfully orchestrates shifts between gloom
CHOREOGRAPHIC           and incongruous laughter… Unity (1918) is emotionally affecting as it deals
WORKS                   with the loss of illusions and dreams.” - Keith Garebian, Critic-at-Large
Produced by Vicki
St. Denys               Stewart Arnott
March 9-19 2011         Director, Unity (1918)
                        Stewart Arnott has been an actor on stage and screen, a director and a teacher
NEW VOICES              for almost 35 years.
Produced by Stefan
Dzeparoski and
                        As a director, Stewart's work includes the world premiere of Pobby & Dingan
Megan Watson            on the mainstage at LKTYP (Toronto); Master Harold & the Boys; Kilt and
March 28-April 2 2011   Strawberries in January at Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg); Amadeus and
                        The Mystery of Irma Vep at Theatre Aquarius (Hamilton); and Patience;
44/ 46 Gerrard Street   Unity(1918) and Democracy at The Great Canadian Theatre Co. (Ottawa). He
East Toronto, ON
M5B 1G3
                        has also directed at George Brown Theatre School and Theatre Humber.
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