When justice and morals collide, where is the line?
By Meghan Gardiner
Directed by Kayvon Khoshkam
Produced by SpeakEasy Theatre
March 14 - 23, 2019 • Studio B
A Riveting Tale of Revenge and Redemption
Now in his early fifties, Deke has been in Millhaven Prison without a cellmate for the past twenty years. He is surprised and annoyed when Corey, a twentysomething rich kid, joins him in his cell. Deke is convicted for killing his sister Abigail’s rapist, and “newbie” Corey is in prison for sexual assault.
As a complicated bond slowly forms between the two unlikely cellmates, tensions rise as they debate the nature of their crimes, and the men must re-evaluate how they see each other after the true nature of their respective crimes is revealed. As Corey begs Deke for protection inside the prison, Deke is faced with a moral dilemma and is brought face-to-face with a decision he made twenty years ago.
Within the current moment of global accountability, including the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, Meghan Gardiner—beloved by Gateway audiences as a brilliant performer—shows she is an equally talented playwright in the world premiere of her provocative drama.
"As in her past works, Meghan Garinder examines the dark side of human nature with humour, compassion, and grace." - Jovanni Sy, Artistic Director Gateway Theatre
Audience considerations: Mature subject matter. Profanity. Recommended age: 14+
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES & EVENTS
All events are free with ticket, unless otherwise noted.
Opening Night | March 15, 2019 - Post-show
Celebrate the opening Empire of the Son with the artists after the show along with refreshments and cake!
Afterplay | March 20 & 22, 2019 - Post-show
What did you think of the show? We want to hear what you have to say so come join us for an informal discussion after the show to share your thoughts with us and others!
Talkback Thursday | March 21, 2019 - Post-show
After the performance, join us for an intimate Q & A conversation with some of the actors. This Talkback is your chance to ask questions and gain insight into the play you've just seen.