New play ‘Unity (1918)’ opens Friday

The end of the world? A war, a pandemic and a crisis. Welcome to 1918.

Unity (1918), a new play written by Kevin Kerr and produced by the McMaster School of the Arts, explores the lives of young women in rural Saskatchewan: their dreams of love, their fears of death and their developing desires.

This dark comedy asks the audience to imagine a time and a place that has been forgotten by history and overshadowed by the First World War. Unity, a small town anticipating the joyful return of its soldiers, instead finds itself isolated by the threat of the Spanish flu pandemic.

Unity (1918) will debut on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., with additional performances on Nov. 10, 14, 15, 16 and 17.

All performances will take place at the Robinson Memorial Theatre (CNH 103). Tickets are available at COMPASS, or by calling 905-525-9140 ext. 24246. $20 regular admission, $12 for students.

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