Assassinating Thomson

October 8th - 19th
Tue - Fri: 8pm, Sat: 5pm & 9pm, Wed: 1pm (PWYC), Sun: 2pm
Tue Oct 8 Half price preview!


Art, politics, greed, ambition, love and murder intertwine as legally blind painter, actor and playwright Bruce Horak (This is Cancer) uncovers the truth and lies behind the mysterious death of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Horak is a critically acclaimed Visually Impaired artist who lives with 9% of his vision and over the last two years has painted a series of over 400 portraits that attempt to capture the way that he sees (which comprise an exhibition of his work named The Way I See It). As he tells his own story and shares the unique way he sees the world through an original LIVE-painted portrait of each new audience, he delves into the controversial tale of famous Canadian painter Tom Thomson’s unsolved murder and the subsequent rise of the Group of Seven.

This show will run in conjunction with an exhibition of portraits by Bruce Horak in the Firehall lobby named The Way I See It.

“Composed of equal parts absolute fact and utter nonsense” – Vancouver Sun

“Historians will riot!” – Winnipeg Sun

“One of the weirdest and most brilliant shows the Fringe has ever seen” ***** stars – The Edmonton Sun

READ more reviews of Assassinating Thomson.

A Monster Theatre production in association with the Firehall Arts Centre.

Written and performed by Bruce Horak. Directed by Ryan Gladstone.

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