Mourning Dove at the Catalyst


Catalyst Theatre is pleased to be the venue for Kill Your Television’s presentation of Mourning Dove

by Emil Sher, running from May 13 to the 22.

Could there ever be a justification for taking a child’s life?  Edmonton’s critically acclaimed, multi-Sterling Award winning independent theatre collective, Kill Your Television will present the Western Canadian premiere of Mourning Dove by Emil Sher. Based on an award-winning radio play and inspired by ‘the Robert Latimer case’ – a true Canadian story – Mourning Dove explores the unspeakable dilemma faced by Doug and Sandra Ramsay, parents of a severely disabled girl who lives a life of pain and agony. Doug is not convinced her next operation, described as a “salvage procedure”, will make a difference, but Sandra, believes it’s their only choice. When Doug takes matters – and his daughters life – into his own hands, worlds are shattered and no one is prepared for the fallout. Mourning Dove asks difficult questions about mercy killing, familial loyalty and personal ethics versus public morality. Controversial and challenging, Mourning Dove is presented by Kill Your Television. Winner of the Sterling Award for Outstanding Independent Theatre 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006.
Featuring: Michael Peng, Nadien Chu, Nathan Cuckow, and Naomi Gaertner
Production Designer: Kerem Cetinel
Stage manager: Jenn Best
Director: Kevin Sutley
Tues-Saturday, 8pm  Sunday matinee at 2pm
Tickets $25, Student/Senior $17
2 Tickets for $20 (Tuesday May 18th)
Tickets available at Tix on the Square (780-420-1750)

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