The Crackwalker Written & Directed by Judith Thompson March 22 -April 10
“D’ya ever think sumthin’ ugly?”
Renowned Canadian playwright Judith Thompson directs the play that launched her career and remains as vital today as it was when it premiered 35 years ago. Theresa and Alan struggle to make a home for their baby but with disastrous results. Sandy and Joe are trapped in a cycle of domestic violence and verbal abuse. And through it all, a mysterious man called the Crackwalker haunts them, and us, with the spectre of the ones left behind. In this unforgettable work, the line between a nightmare and our daily reality is not so easily separated.
The Crackwalker features adult themes, coarse lanuguage, onstage violence and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.
Head of Wardrobe
Chimaka G. Ugwu
Apprentice Stage Manager
About the Playwright & Director
A highly esteemed Canadian playwright, Judith Thompson is the recipient of two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama and an Officer in the Order of Canada. In 2007 she was awarded the prestigious Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, and in 2008 she was honoured with the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and the Dora Mavor Moore Outstanding New Play Award for Palace of the End, which was also awarded the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Judith has written two feature films, Lost and Delirious and Perfect Pie, as well as multiple television movies and radio dramas. Her plays include White Biting Dog, Lion in the Streets, I Am Yours, Such Creatures, The Thrill, and Watching Glory Die.
Judith is currently professor of drama at the University of Guelph and lives with her husband and five children in Toronto.