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Kate Story and Curtis Dreidger in a boat.


November 30 – December 3, 2016 @ 8PM
December 4, 2016 @ 2PM

The Theatre on King, 159 King St.

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Performances go from November 30th to December 3rd at 8pm


*** As of 3pm on December 3, tickets for the last two performances of “Myrmidon”
are available at the door only! Get there early as both performances are
close to being sold out! ***

November 30, PWYC. December 1-4, $15
December 1-4 tickets available in advance from the Market Hall box office.
Service charge applies.
Partnering with Peterborough performance company Fleshy Thud, and A Certain Place: The Bernie Martin Festival, Public Energy brings back Myrmidon, a theatrical-poetical gem of a performance, written by the late Bernie Martin.

Myrmidon is the story of one woman’s magical, mystical, and mettlesome journey down a river, through a river, within a river. Written by multidisciplinary local artist Bernie Martin just before his death, this one-act play was originally presented at Peterborough’s Union Theatre in 1995 by Writers Workshop Theatre. Based in part on the Grimm fairytale “The Magic Flounder,” Myrmidon depicts the struggle to live with integrity in a world where one is doomed to fail. “Mind the water…your feet.” A hit at Public Energy’s Emergency #21 Festival in 2015, this one-act play is realized by a veteran group of Peterborough theatre artists.

More About Myrmidon:
In Myrmidon Kate Story performs the central role: a fisherman who rows a dory on an endless river. She shares her trials and tribulations with a fiddler who accompanies her along the way, performed by musical talent Curtis Driedger, and a magical fish who provides her with worldly advice. Directed by Ryan Kerr with costume design by Martha Cockshutt, this seasoned group of artists craft a powerful, eye-catching experience in the unique setting of The Theatre On King. Buy your tickets well in advance to guarantee a seat in Peterborough’s most intimate professional theatre.

Thank You!

Public Energy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our 2023-24 Season Funders and Sponsors.

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