The Tin Drum
an original adaptation of the novel by Günter Grass
Adapted by CHRIS HANRATTY AND SHIRA LEUCHTER
Directed by CHRIS HANRATTY
Featuring JESSE AARON DWYRE, GORDON BOLAN, COURTNEY CH'NG LANCASTER, SCOTT CLARKSON, CYRUS LANE, MARGARET EVANS and SHIRA LEUCHTER
Set, Costumes and Props by ANNA TREUSCH
Sound Design by CHRISTOPHER STANTON
Choreography by MONICA DOTTOR
Lighting Design and Production Management by DAVID DEGROW
Stage Management by LAURA COURNOYEA
Marketing and Communications by SUE EDWORTHY
A boy who refuses to grow.
A voice that can shatter glass.
The sound of the drum like the beating of a moth’s wings.
"It was then that I declared, resolved and determined that I would stop right there, remain as I was - and so I did. I remained the precocious three-year-old, towered over by grown-ups but superior to all grown-ups, who was complete both inside and outside."
Oskar Matzerath decides at the age of three that he doesn't want to be a part of the adult world. As a child he can remain the perfect witness, observing everything but responsible for nothing. From his bed in a mental hospital Oskar recounts the story of his family in wartime Poland. It's a tale full of dark magic and rich imagery with remarkable contemporary resonance. It asks its audience how much responsibility the witness bears, and examines how living in a time of war seeps into every household.
Nobel Prize winning author Günter Grass has given UnSpun Theatre the exclusive Canadian production rights to his novel. This was the first English theatrical adaptation of the work in North America.
5 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD NOMINATIONS
Outstanding Performance - Ensemble
Outstanding Direction - Chris Hanratty
Outstanding Costume Design - Anna Treusch
Outstanding Sound Design/Composition - Christopher Stanton
Outstanding Lighting Design - David DeGrow
The Tin Drum was showcased in Montreal at the CINARS Festival as a part of the Harbourfront Centre lead initiative Culture Port.