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The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre And Present


Assassinating Thomson

Performed and Created by Bruce Horak
Directed by Ryan Gladstone

“Horak crackles with energy…he’s unbelievably fast on his feet.” – The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax)

Critically acclaimed Legally Blind Performer/Creator Bruce Horak lives with 9% vision and has, over the last decade, created more than 1000 unique paintings which attempt to capture the way he sees. In Assassinating Thomson, Horak paints a portrait of the entire audience while interweaving his own story and the tale of celebrated Canadian painter Tom Thomson’s unsolved murder. Art, politics, grief, comedy, triumph, ambition, love and murder are intertwined in a one-man tour-de-force as Horak tells his own fantastically inspiring tale and reveals the unique way he sees the world through an original portrait of each new audience.



Monday, January 30 – Neepawa, MB
Tuesday, January 31 – Gimli, MB
Thursday, February 2 – Thompson, MB
Friday, February 3 – Snow Lake, MB
Saturday, February 4 – Flin Flon, MB
Wednesday, February 8 – MacGregor, MB
Thursday, February 9 – Minnedosa, MB
Friday, February 10 – Strathclair, MB 
Saturday, February 11 – Virden, MB
Monday, February 13 – Brandon, MB
Tuesday, February 14 – Deloraine, MB
Wednesday, February 15 – Souris, MB
Thursday, February 16 – Killarney, MB
Friday, February 17 – Crystal City, MB
Tuesday, February 21 – Atikokan, ON
Wednesday, February 22 – Sioux Lookout, ON
Thursday, February 23 – Dryden, ON
Friday, February 24 – Red Lake, ON
Saturday, February 25 – Kenora, ON
Sunday, February 26 – Great Falls, MB
Tuesday, February 28 – Steinbach, MB
Wednesday, March 1 – Carman, MB
Thursday, March 2 – Portage la Prairie, MB
Saturday, March 4 – Churchill, MB

We extend thanks to our community partners and their volunteers who always offer a helping hand and a warm welcome on the road. And special thanks to our sponsors and funders for making great theatre possible. The MTC Regional Tour is proudly presented by (Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, online gaming site) with additional support from IG Wealth Management, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Calm Air, Fuel Sponsor Red River Co-op, and the Manitoba Arts Council.


For more information about the Regional Tour, please contact:
Christine Corthey, Production Associate 
204 954 6403


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