- $20 for one ticket to Shatter (up to $44 value)
- When: select dates, November 2–16
- Where: Urban Stages
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes prior to showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
In 1917, decades before the horror of Hiroshima, the largest man-made explosion devastated Halifax, Nova Scotia with the force of nearly 3 kilotons of TNT. 2,000 lives were lost to fire, debris, and collapsing buildings. Nearly 9,000 were injured and blinded. Many others were left homeless. Playwright Trina Davies examines the aftermath of this disaster in her harrowing play, Shatter, while also commenting on the widespread paranoia that occurs after today’s tragedy.
Although the explosion was an accident, the city erupts with fear as citizens embark on a witch-hunt to find out who’s to blame. In the middle of this turmoil is Anna Maclean, a teenager in love with a boy whom her parents think might be responsible for the devastation. Hailed by the Halifax Herald as “an intense, moving, thought-provoking drama” and as “a living, breathing gem” by the St. Albert Gazette, Shatter now gives American audiences their first chance to experience this powerful Canadian drama.
Since 1984, the Off-Broadway theater company Urban Stages has produced over 70 world-premieres, scored two Drama Desk awards, an Obie nomination, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and nurtured playwright Eisa Davis towards a Pulitzer Prize nomination. These achievements all spring from a commitment to discovering writers from diverse backgrounds and mounting work that reflects social issues of the modern world, from Chungmi Kim’s Comfort Women to the Gertrude Stein/Alice B. Toklas musical 27 Rue de Fleurus.
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