July 6, 2022

To Torture A Prince


To Torture A Prince
Portcullis On Stage | North Bay, ON
Produced in Association with Joe Drinkwalter and Good Pine Productions

Venue: Basement Space
Showtimes: Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm, Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm, Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm, Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm, Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm
Tickets: $12
Run Time: 35 minutes

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Ian McCormack

DRAMATURGED & EDITED BY: Darwin Parkes

STAGE MANAGER: Abby Alexander

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER/PROP MASTER: Sylas Conacher

COSTUME DESIGNERS: Darwin Parkes & Sylas Conacher

SET DESIGNER: Ian McCormack

To Torture A Prince is an abstract, satirical drama based on the life, writings and misfortunes of the Italian diplomat, writer and philosopher, Niccolò Machiavelli. This piece looks at his beliefs revolving around power and diplomacy after his wrongful torture and imprisonment in 1512. It is an analysis of a man’s inner torment, and his advice to world leaders of the past, present and future. On the surface, it may seem that his influence is irrelevant; however, his significance lives on through notable politicians that changed the course of history through his wrongful means. To Torture A Prince explores the true meaning of leadership and the test of time for a Renaissance inquisitor. Should we lead with fear or rather love? Does anyone really know the answer?

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