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by Nicolas Billon

Returning March 25th to April 9th 2017 at the Panasonic Theatre (Off Mirvish)

“Stupefying and unapologetic, it’s a live entertainment game changer.” – Toronto Stage

“excruciatingly excellent production”  – National Post

“One of the most artfully constructed plays we’ve seen in a long time”  – Torontoist

“For a lack of a better word, it is thrilling.”  – Toronto Star

Who is the Butcher? A mysterious old man is dropped off at a police station, wearing a foreign military uniform, and a Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling around his neck. 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. Haunted by events a world away, no one is who they seem to be. Written by the Governor General award winning playwright Nicolas Billon, Butcher had its world premiere in Calgary to critical acclaim, and made its Toronto premiere as part of the November Ticket in November 2015. The sold-out Toronto production has since been picked up for inclusion in the 2016/2017 Off-Mirvish season, where it will play in March/April 2017.

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Written by Nicolas Billon
Directed by Weyni Mengesha
Set by Yannik Larivée
Lighting by Kimberly Purtell
Sound by Thomas Ryder Payne
Costumes by Joanna Yu
Featuring Andrew Musselman, Miranda Calderon, Tony Nappo,  John Koensgen and Kasey Nugent
Stage Management by Lisa Humber and Tara Mohan

A Why Not Theatre and Butcher’s Block Production
BUTCHER was first produced by Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary, in October 2014.
The Lavinian language was created by Dr. Christina Kramer and Dragana Obradović.
BUTCHER is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, Gary Goddard Agency.

Photo by Andy Nichols