Acting collective creates theatre from politics

November 17, 2009

By Britt Harvey

"The Mayor's Head" Performed and written by Pierre Brault. Performed by Kate Smith. Mayor Larry O'Brien is portrayed as a swaggering lout who cares nothing for the arts. Photo: Chantaie Allick

It’s not every evening that you get to see an elegy for John Baird’s cat, a (fake) Mayor Larry O’Brien sporting a cursed pumpkin head, or a riveting spoken word poem depicting the bloody aftermath of domestic violence. These were just three of the 15 short pieces performed during Le Wrecking Ball, a theatre collective composed of Ottawa artists, at St. Brigid’s Church.

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