Nicolas Billon
November 19, 2015 - December 06, 2015
Preview - November 18, 2015
When justice-denied becomes vengence-sought

“It’s a major treat that is filled with tricks. It’s a scary, unsettling thrill ride that might just haunt your intellect as much as it surely will your nightmares.”Calgary Sun

Who is the Butcher? On Christmas Eve, at a police station, a mysterious old man is found wearing a foreign military uniform and a Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling around his neck and a note saying “Arrest me.” As a lawyer, a police officer, and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a past that won’t stay buried, and a decades-old quest for justice that must be served.

Running time: approximately 90 minutes (TBC)
No intermission

Audience Advisory: Strong Language, Adult Themes, Violence

Bob Says: “Nicolas’s play came to my attention because of the tremendous reaction it received for the world premiere last year at Alberta Theatre Projects. It’s an all-too timely piece that explores how, if our need for Justice is denied, we pay a terrible personal cost as vengeance takes its place. The narrative of Butcher is hard to describe without giving too much away of the twists in the plot that make this so engaging. I read hundreds of scripts, and this one had me unable to wait to get to the next page, and the next – all the way to the end.  The audience will be on the edge of its seat throughout the show, yet the script is a nuanced, intelligent look at the darker side of human nature.”

Paul Essiembre
Alicia Johnson
Harry Nelken
Cory Wojcik

Directed by: Ann Hodges
Set & Costume Designer: Brian Perchaluk
Lighting Designer: Scott Henderson
Original Music Composed by: Dr. Ian Hodges
Fight Director: Jacquie Loewen
Firearms Consultant: Dave Brown
Apprentice Director: Wren Hookey
Apprentice Director: Andrew Sanger
Stage Manager: Chris Pearce
Assistant Stage Manager: Michelle Lagassé

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