All Restaurant Fires are Arson

Bruce McManus
January 24, 2008 - February 10, 2008
Preview - January 23, 2008


Winnipeg favourite Bruce McManus returns with his sixth new play for the PTE stage. All Restaurant Fires are Arson is a dark and comic look at our relationship with our own mortality, and with each other, as we struggle to face the inevitable. 

Three friends from high school, now in their fifties, are at the centre of a story that is part thriller, part mystery, part romance, part exploration of this thing called middle age -- and all black comedy. For Ron, Tanya and Tom the past is always present and the end of their future seems all too close.

RUNNING TIME: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes

“From the moment I heard the script read at the Carol Shields Festival of New Works in 2005, I knew that it was a play that must be given voice at Prairie Theatre Exchange. The playwright, the subject matter and the style of theatre all speak to where this theatre has been, and to where it is going in the future. And only Bruce McManus can make death this funny… 
Robert Metcalfe, PTE Artistic Director

Director  Christopher Sigurdson
Set & Costume Designer  Brian Perchaluk
Lighting Designer  Scott Henderson
Original Music Composed by Greg Lowe
Stage Manager  Georgette Nairn
Assistant Stage Manager  Gail Henderson Brown
Lee J. Campbell
Claude Dorge
David Gillies
Susinn McFarlen
Ellen Peterson
Brian Richardson


S P O N S O R E D    B Y

This project was made possible by the generous support of
the Winnipeg Arts Council through the New Creations Fund.


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