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  About Unity

The End of the World? A war, a pandemic, a crisis-- welcome to 1918.

Unity (1918), asks you to imagine a time and place that has been forgotten by history and overshadowed by the First World War.  Unity, a town anticipating the joyful return of its soldiers instead finds itself isolated by the threat of the Spanish flu.

This dark comedy explores the lives of the young women of town: their dreams of love, their fears of death and their developing desires.  It asks: what if our current technology-driven lives suddenly were forced onto a single, shared telephone line? 

Unity (1918), invites you to experience this forgotten and haunting moment of our past…before history has a chance to repeat itself.


Post-Show Talkbacks

Friday Nov. 9th: Remembering and Looking Forward.
Alyssa Lai (B.A. Honours, Communication Studies and Theatre & Film Studies, 2012)

Wednesday Nov. 14th: Who Makes History?
Dr. Adele Perry (Canada Research Chair in Western Canadian Social History, University of Manitoba) and
Dr. Ruth Frager (Department of History, McMaster University)

Thursday Nov. 15th: Imagining Contagion; Inspiring Hope.
Dr. Pat Strachan (School of Nursing, McMaster University) and
Dr. Elysee Nouvet (Post-Doctoral Fellow in Humanitarian Health Care Ethics)

Friday Nov. 16th: The View from Anthropology.
Dr. Ann Herring (Department of Anthropolgy, McMaster University)
Ms. Kandace Bogaert (Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropolgy, McMaster University)

Interview on Oct 28 2012


Rehearsal on Oct 28 2012

Opening Night Reception sponsored by the McMaster Alumni Society
Friday Nov. 9th 6:30 to 7:30 outside Robinson Memorial Theatre
Alumni Blog

  Artistic Team  
Dr. Peter Cockett
Julie Lane
-Stage Manager
/Production Manager
Joseph Keca
- Michael
Renuka Singh
- Mary
Rebecca Raminhos
Danny Johnston
- Glen
Hanah Itner
- Props/Costumes
Hannah Bickle
- Stage Manager
Hannah Wayne
- Beatrice
Devin France
Peter Sirisko
Phillip Krusto
- Fred/Chorus
Zoe Blenkinsop
- Sissy/stage design
Krystina Ali
- Chorus
Jesse Horvath
- Stan/Sound
Zachary Dickson
Stephanie Fraser
- Sound
Taryn Crankshaw
- Sunna
Brad High
- Movement Coordinator
Claire Shingleton Smith
Kristi Boulton
Concetta Roche
- Costumes
Ahmed Ahmed
- Sound
Samantha Guevara
- Chorus
Kevin Hwang
Carissa Kaye
- Chorus
Jessica Marshall
- Lighting
Emily Kocheff
- Lighting
Kristy Smith
- costume and props

McMaster School of the Arts presents
UNITY (1918) by Kevin Kerr

Nov. 9th and 10th and 14th to 17th
7:30 pm

Robinson Memorial Theatre

Tickets at COMPASS or 905-525-9140x24246
$20 regular, $12students. Preview Nov. 8th $6


Unity (1918) Presented by McMaster School of the Arts