Theatre Kingston’s 26th season begins with Butcher, a multi-award-winning dramatic thriller by Governor General’s Award winner Nicholas Billion. Butcher plays from Oct 26th to Nov 11, 2018 at the Baby Grand Theatre, and forces us to confront the ever-relevant question of “who are we to judge?” It stars four of the country’s best known Kingston theatre talents Zoe Sweet, Greg Wanless and, returning from New York City, Broadway star Douglas Harmsen and Jacob James, under acclaimed director Kathryn MacKay.
Butcher opens when a mysterious old man is dropped off at a police station, wearing a foreign military uniform and Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling around his neck. As a lawyer, a police officer, and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a past that won’t stay buried, and a decades old quest for justice that must be served. Haunted by events a world away, no one is who they seem to be. Warning: the play, which has been produced across the country, carries warnings of description of violence but it has also been hailed for its unusual and provocative entertainment value.