Castrato

"I don’t think fear is the rational response to evil. I think it’s the rational response to being alive."

There's much to enjoy in this impressive debut. Nelson clearly knows how to sculpt a scene.

Edmonton Journal

A young minister, haunted by the memory of psychological abuse at the hands of a domineering father and the abandonment by his only brother, finds solace in his attacks on the perceived hypocrisy of his church’s stance on homosexuality. An impassioned new play that tackles theological, moral and social issues head on. Presented in repertory with Pavement Narrows as part of the NeWrites Festival. In conjunction with the performance, Theatre Network held open forums for discussion about sexuality based discrimination and religious politics .

Playwright: Greg Nelson
Director: Stephen Heatley
Cast: James MacDonald, Greg Lawson, Jan Alexandra Smith and Wendell Smith Set/Props Designer: Judith Bowden Lighting Designer: Ruth Lysak Martynkiw Costume Designer: Nola Augustson Stage Manager: Betty Hushlak Assistant Stage Manager: Nancy Yuen Production Manager: Stephen Roy