TNB present the Mulgrave Road Theatre production of Judith Thompson’s, Watching Glory Die.
This month Theatre New Brunswick are proud to present the work of one of Canada’s most celebrated female playwrights. Judith Thompson’s Watching Glory Die, a production by Nova Scotia’s Mulgrave Road Theatre, will see a four show run at TNB’s new theatre located at 55 Whiting Road in Fredericton.
Watching Glory Die is about a young girl, a mother and a guard caught in a system out of control. Inspired by the tragic story of New Brunswick teen Ashley Smith, the play takes a deliberately fictional approach, focusing on the character of Glory, and her life inside and outside of a federal correctional facility.
The production, directed by Mulgrave Road Theatre’s Emmy Alcorn, features two-time Merritt Award winner Stephanie MacDonald, who effectively handles the roles of all three characters in the play delivering three different perspectives to the audience.
Theatre New Brunswick has framed its season under the theme, How do we care?, as a means of encouraging the audience to reflect on their role as individuals, as community and as a culture.
“This production asks ‘how do we care?’ by looking at not only relationships between family, but also our relationship as Canadian citizens to our correctional facilities,” said Theatre New Brunswick Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones. “Two-time Governor General Award winning playwright and Officer of the Order of Canada, Judith Thompson, gives us an unflinching look into three perspectives to this hugely emotional and political news story. It is courageous theatre, asking everything of its creators and of us as an audience. We are proud to be presenting not only this production, but the work of Maritime-based Mulgrave Road Theatre, in a partnership that we know will be the first of many. The impact of this production is undeniable, and we look forward to sharing it with our Fredericton audiences.”
Watching Glory Die is the fourth production in Theatre New Brunswick ambitious season and the third to take place in the company’s new theatre space at 55 Whiting Road in Fredericton.