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Nail Biter – Cashin Avenue – Cookstown

May 7, 2018


Nail Biter
by Judith Thompson, directed by Berni Stapleton, featuring Patrick Foran

David, a mid-career CSIS agent is battling anxiety and depression after traveling to the American terrorist detention facility in Guantanamo Bay to interview a Canadian citizen held there, Omar Khadr.

Cashin Avenue
by Darren Ivany, Directed by Reg Hoskins, Starring Kimberley Drake & Darren Ivany

Cashin Avenue is the story of a last chance conversation between two underclass lovers, both of whom are desperate for something they’ve never had: Home. When what ‘home’ means to each of them threatens to deepen a divide that’s been growing for years, one of the lovers goes too far in his hunt for a happily ever after. It might mean the end, but it could be a dream come true. With banter and black humour, Cashin Avenue explores the souring of high school sweethearts and how years of poverty and procrastination can push people to their limits. Sardonic, but not without sentiment, Cashin Avenue confronts the audience with a relationship near the end of its rope.

A staged reading of new play by Darren Ivany
Featuring Darren Ivany, Reg Hoskins, Patrick Foran and Marie Jones

Wearing his best balaclava and prowling outside the Peter E is Jimmy. He’s not a bad fella, just hard up for a smoke — along with anything else you got handy. Cookstown is the classic tale of someone who wants what somebody else got. It’s a robbery gone right on the absurd streets of St. John’s City.


May 7, 2018