Pull The Pin
Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Pull The Pin: A Political Evening of Performance, Discussion & Klezmer Punk
Special Guest Arthur Milner
Co-produced by Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre and Neworld Theatre
7PM April 27, 2013 at Progress Lab (1422 William Street)
TICKETS: $10 (Note: Advanced Sales Only)
THE EVENT: The central focus of this event will be a reading of Facts, a new political drama by Montreal Jewish playwright Arthur Milner. The play will be read by Marcus Youssef, Sean Devine and Parick Sabongui, directed by Marisa Smith. The event will also feature a performance from musician Geoff Berner and panelists from Seriously Free Speech, Independent Jewish Voices, Canada Palestine Association and playwright Arthur Milner.
“Taut and nuanced, Facts is heady and pointed without being preachy, and offers some fresh and unexpected dynamics.” -Justin Haigh, Plank Magazine, Toronto
Facts revolves around a joint Israeli/Palestinian police investigation over a killing in the West Bank in Palestine. A Christian-American archaeologist has been murdered, and the evidence points to a radical Israeli settler. Aside from the fact that the play’s drama reflects an ongoing debate over the lack of objectivity over the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict, it is still a chilling and taut political-crime thriller that is an exciting piece of drama on its own merits. What’s exceptional, though, is that it offers a rare theatrical opportunity for both an Israeli and a Palestinian protagonist to wade through the greater political dilemma within the microcosm of a murder investigation. www.factstheplay.ca
ADDITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AND INSPIRATION
Performance by Musician/Activist, Geoff Berner – www.geoffberner.com
Clips from local and international award-winning documentary films about the Israeli/Palestine conflict.
Info Booths hosted by Seriously Free Speech Vancouver, Independent Jewish Voices and Canada Palestine Association | Cash bar & catering by Tamam Fine Palestinian Cuisine
PANELISTS: Sheila Delany from Seriously Free Speech, Rabbi David Mivasair from Independent Jewish Voices, Hanna Kawas from Canada Palestine Association, and playwright Arthur Milner.
ABOUT THE PRODUCING COMPANIES
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre creates and produces original theatre, ranging from new Canadian works to pieces from the international repertoire. HHG Theatre is committed to the pillars of story, investigation, collaboration, engagement and artistic risk. Never afraid to shine light into darkness, we create theatre that reveals the vulnerable heart and champions the brave idea. www.horseshoesandhandgrenades.ca
Neworld Theatre is an award-winning Vancouver-based theatre company that creates, produces, and tours new plays and performance events. We use popular forms to tell stories that are as complicated and contradictory as the enormously small country we live in. Artistic and organizational collaboration are central to the way we work. We ask artists and audiences to embrace work that challenges assumptions about the nature of theatre and its function in the world. www.neworldtheatre.com