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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wrecking Ball, A nation-wide evening of political theatre- Oct. 6, Mainline Theatre


A nation-wide evening of political theatre in response to the coming election

Montreal On Monday, October 6, 2008, the Wrecking Ball goes national! Inspired by the coming election, live events will be held in cities across Canada. Each city (or "niche" as Harper might call them) will showcase local talent, as well as pieces simultaneously performed across the country. This unprecedented event will create a tide of political action from coast to coast! Cities include: Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Cornerbrook.

"Le" Wrecking Ball, Montreal
Le" Wrecking Ball features
brief, explosive works from local Montreal writers David Fennario, Anna Fuerstenberg, Julie Tamiko Manning, Alison Louder and Julian Doucet, as well as a special contribution by two-time Governor General Award winner Judith Thompson. The playwrights have complete free rein over what they choose to write the only goal of the Wrecking Ball is to challenge and provoke. All pieces created for this event are no more than a week old, so you know it's going to be fresh.

Hosted by the infamous Madame and Matante (Kiss My Cabaret), "Le" Wrecking Ball also features the Out of the Mouths of Babes women's choir, an activist fair, videos, party representatives, a special 'celebrity' phone call throughout the night...and much, much moreĶ

"Le" Wrecking Ball
One night only: 6 October 2008
Doors open at 7 p.m. Performance starts at 8 p.m. Cash bar
MainLine Theatre, 3997 boul. St-Laurent
PWYC (pay what you can: suggested $5)
For more info: 514-560-5314 or email:

Proceeds from the Montreal event will go to the Department of Culture, a growing community of Canadian citizens concerned with the social and cultural health of our nation in the face of a Conservative Party that is aggressively undermining the values that define Canada.

About the Wrecking Ball
The Wrecking Ball was founded in Toronto in November 2004 to address a nagging imbalance: too much theatre in our politics, not enough politics in our theatre.

"Le" Wrecking Ball is presented with the support of Playwrights' Workshop Montral and MainLine Theatre.

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