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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rascals and Numskulls


Written and Directed by Ronald Weihs
Music by Gary Santucci
Design by Judith Sandiford

Performed by the Artword Theatre Ensemble: Paula
Grove, Valeri Kay, Tanis MacArthur, Allan Merovitz,
Gordon Odegaard and Nea Reid, with Princess Land and
Seneca Sundown

Artword Theatre's second production in its inaugural
season is RASCALS AND NUMSKULLS. This new
original Canadian play follows the thrilling real-life
adventures of Robert and Phoebe Land. Robert Land,
a United Empire Loyalist, was a secret agent for the British
army in the American Revolution. Captured and condemned
to death, he escaped the hangman and fought in Mohawk
leader Joseph Brant's guerrilla army. His wife, Phoebe Land
fought an equally courageous battle protecting her family in
the midst of a terrible civil war. It's a story of heroism and
endurance by ordinary people caught in a clash of empires.
Presented in comedy-style, the "Rascals and Numskulls" of
the play's title are the American and British leaders of the
time. The play is being performed at The Pearl Company,
located in Hamilton, Ontario's Landsdale neighbourhood,
which is named after Robert Land.


February 12-22, 2009 at 7:30pm (Thursdays-Saturdays)
and 2:00pm (Sundays)

RASCALS AND NUMSKULLS will be presented by
Artword Theatre at The Pearl Company, located at 16
Steven Street (at King William) in Hamilton, Ontario.
Tickets are $10 on Thursdays, and $20 for adults/$15
for students and seniors on Fridays, Saturdays and

Box Office: 905-548-0341


Artword Theatre, the creative team of director
Ronald Weihs and designer Judith Sandiford, has been
producing original theatre since 1993. Weihs and
Sandiford operated a facility in downtown Toronto,
until their theatre was closed to make way for a condo
in 2006. After 12 years in downtown Toronto, Artword
moved to Hamilton teaming up with Gary Santucci and
Barbara Milne at The Pearl Company.


The Pearl Company is an arts and performance facility
owned by guitarist and composer Gary Santucci and arts
activist Barbara Milne. Renovated in 2006, the facility
has devoted two of its three floors to the arts. The Pearl
Company has launched a number of arts initiatives,
including the well-known Art Bus two Fridays a month,
the Opus Mundi Festival, theatre workshops and
productions, concerts and events and outdoor festivals.


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