Prayers for the New World

Glasswater Theatre presents Prayers for the New World by Laura Cockburn-Tulk Glasswater Theatre is proud to present a double-bill of plays by Toronto playwright Laura Cockburn-Tulk. Conceived as two separate plays, Confessions and Gone Home, the scripts are woven together using music and movement to create a seamless evening of storytelling. Four talented actors play multiple roles, bringing the performance to life in the round at the Berkeley Theatre Rehearsal Hall. Confessions tells the story of two imprisoned women. Trapped in the cell of a Russian gulag, Katya clings to hope amidst daily assault from her brutish warden. Her only comfort, Sarah, is another woman imprisoned in her own cell in 1660s Salem, Massachusetts. Through the bond they share across time, Katya is forced to confront her past, which is quickly catching up with her. The second piece, Gone Home, opens in the shadow of the Second World War, as a family’s bond is tested by the mysterious death of a child. As they search for the truth on an isolated island in rugged Georgian Bay, they begin to uncover a deeper demon lying beneath the surface. Both stories speak to hope and the power of human resilience in hard times. Even today, in a world rich with conflict and strife, our greatest strength is found in our connection with each other which transcends the boundaries of culture and time. Join us for a beautiful evening of theatre: tickets are on sale now at the Canadian Stage box office.


The Berkeley Street Theatre Rehearsal Hall (26 Berkeley Street, Toronto)


October 18 - November 2, 2013


Hilary June Hart
Sarah / Kate
Kristoffer Pedlar
Paul / James
Alexander Plouffe
Paul / Tom
Emily Opal Smith
Katya / Annie

Creative Team

Mairin Smit
Laura Cockburn-Tulk
Darcy Stoop
Stage Management
Beth Duffus
Costume Design
Luke LaRocque
Sound Design

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