Come and see “Grain of Salt.” You won’t be sorry!
Faith&Arts Ottawa is proud to present “Grain of Salt,” a terrific new play that explores the ways in which people have been both hurt and healed by the church. We have partnered with 9th Hour Theatre Company to mount this production, and we are delighted with the result.
Who doesn’t love a great piece of theatre? Theatre moves us to laughter, to tears, to joy, to anger … and to think about difficult and challenging things. Live theatre is one of the very best art forms to explore complex human issues because it engages all our senses and communicates on many levels. Through theatre we can open up thoughtful discussions about profound questions without stereotyping and without the 140 character limitations of so many other forms of communication.
“Grain of Salt’ is verbatim theatre, using the real words of many people who were interviewed by the playwright, Megan Piercey Monafu, to explore the intersection of hope and hurt, anger and reconciliation. The fact that every word spoken by the actors comes from the lived experience of real people makes “Grain of Salt” especially powerful and effective in exploring the most pressing spiritual issues of our day.
Here are the details, with links for show times and to purchase tickets. Hope to see you at the theatre!
Grain of Salt
(An Original Work and World Premiere)
Created by Megan Piercey Monafu
(January 22-31, 2014)
Grain of Salt is a reverently irreverent, high-energy piece of verbatim theatre exploring the struggling Christian culture and the human need for spiritual connection.
Actors embody the real voices of people’s experiences with Christianity as they work to understand the quirks, mistakes, love, atrocities and community of the Church.
A culmination of the “We’re Sorry” Theatre Project, Grain of Salt is built on interviews conducted with people inside and outside the Church with questions like “What are your best and worst memories of the Church?” “Do you think the Church is relevant to Canadian society?” “Do you think the Church has done anything wrong?”
and “Do you think corporate apology is useful?” Answers ranged from “the Church is the root of all evil” to “the Church is the root of all good”, and the jury is still out on which answer is more controversial. Come judge for yourself.
January 22 – Mercury Lounge, Byward Market
January 23 – Pressed, Gladstone Avenue
January 24-26 – Avalon Studio, Glebe
January 28-31 – Lunenburg Pub & Bar, Downtown