A Christian-American archaeologist, Dr Albert Glock uncovered truths about the distant Palestinian past which Israel found uncomfortable. For Israel, Palestine was a country without a people - for a people without a country. Glock, through his archaeological finds, was showing that their version was flawed. He also helped document the Palestinian villages occupied and depopulated by Israel in 1948. Then he was murdered in the West Bank and no satisfactory investigation followed.
Canadian playwright Arthur Milner speculates on the murder, creating a joint Israeli/Palestinian police investigation over the killing. The evidence points to a young Israeli settler with radical Zionist leanings. Facts is a chilling and taut political-crime thriller and an exciting piece of drama. It offers a rare theatrical opportunity for both an Israeli and a Palestinian protagonist to wade through the greater political dilemma within the microcosm of a murder investigation.
FACTS stars Jerry Wasserman* as Israeli Police inspector Yossi HaCohen, Mehdi Darvish* as Palestinian Authority Police Inspector Khalid Yassin, and James Gill as Danny Rakoff. It is directed by Adam Henderson, original music by Tim Gerwing, lighting design by Alex Strachan , technical direction by Lawrence Spero, stage management by Carissa Gagne. Produced by Richard Strachan.
* Appearing by permission of Actors' Equity Association
FACTS runs at the Gabriola Island Community Centre on January 10th, 2015
Tickets & times: 2:30pm (Pay-What-You-Will) at the door
7:30pm (all tickets $20)
Reservations: On line at: www.gabriolaplayers.com &
North Road Sports & Clothing Company, Madrona Marketplace.
And at the door.
Media contact Richard Strachan: 250-247-8392 firstname.lastname@example.org