After the Fire by Matthew MacKenzie
January 10 @ 8:00 pm - January 19 @ 8:00 pm EST
An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 19, 2019
Punctuate! Theatre is pleased to present AFTER THE FIRE by MATTHEW MacKENZIE. BRENDAN MCMURTRY-HOWLETT is set to direct this world premiere production, which will run JANUARY 10-19, 2019 at the FRANCO BONI THEATRE in THE THEATRE CENTRE (1115 QUEEN STREET WEST).
”They say the fire’s still burning. Beneath the ground. They say it could stay burning, for years.”
Set in the aftermath of the fire that nearly destroyed Fort McMurray in 2016, After the Fire is a dark comedy centred around two couples whose lives have been deeply affected by the disaster.
This Indigenous-led, new Canadian work raises vital questions about continued industrial development in Fort McMurray, and its effects on both the environment and the people whose jobs rely on it.
“Deceptively simple, the play is deeply spiritual and gives the best medicine possible after tragedy: cosmic comedy and earthly kinship of any who have lost and kept on going.”
Last season, Matt MacKenzie’s play BEARS sold out in Toronto and across the country, receiving multiple awards and glowing reviews for its unapologetic and inventive approach to pipeline politics. AFTER THE FIRE takes a different angle on our addiction to fossil fuels, shining a light on the families caught in the middle of our national cultural paradox of both condemning but intrinsically profiting from the exploitation of our natural resources.