Montreal’s Waterworks Company is proud to present Judith Thompson’s Iraq War trilogy, “Palace of the End” at Espace 4001, 4001 Berri, March 14-24, 2013.
The production coincides with the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. In this gripping triptych of monologues, Canadian writer Judith Thompson imagines the voices of three real-life figures who witness the unfolding disaster from very different times and places:
* A disgraced American soldier defends her actions as a prison guard at Abu Ghraib.
* A weapons inspector exposes the false case for war and, shortly afterwards, ends his life.
* An Iraqi dissident who survived torture in Saddam’s brutal prisons, witnesses her country’s descent into chaos.
Judith Thompson evokes the cruelty, moral ambiguity, and betrayal by the powerful that preceded and followed the invasion, retelling history through the insights of her all-too-human characters.
The Waterworks Company is the project of Montreal director Rob Langford. Previous productions include Sam Shepard’s “Cowboy Mouth” and Montreal writer John Dutton’s “Sane Men”. More recently, Rob directed Clint Earle’s philosophical farce “Adopolis” at the 2012 Fringe for Psychic Puppy Productions.
“Palace of the End” opens Thursday, March 14th. Showtimes are 8 pm Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $15. There will be a special 2-for-1 price on the Sunday matinée presentation on Sunday, March 17th.