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The Curing Room

Theatre BSMT and Theatre Outré present an intense, visceral production

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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This isn’t theatre for the faint of heart. Join Theatre BSMT and Theatre Outré for the North American premiere of David Ian Lee’s The Curing Room—a truly haunting production.

In the Spring of 1944, seven Soviet soldiers are captured by the Germans in Nazi-occupied Poland and imprisoned naked, without possessions, in the empty basement of a monastery. Abandoned by their captors, the survivors of Colonel Petrov’s Special Reserve Forces abandon and ultimately redefine their concepts of order, society, and human nature.

Powerful, thought-provoking, haunting, and inspired by a true story, The Curing Room is an intense thriller that refuses to flinch. After receiving rave reviews in Lethbridge, the performance comes to Calgary for a limited run.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be partnering with our friends at Theatre Outré to produce this incredible play in both of our communities [Calgary and Lethbridge]. I have never had a more visceral, gut reaction when reading a play than when I powered through The Curing Room,” says Theatre BSMT Artistic Director Kyle Schulte, in a statement. “Its totally unforgiving nature and willingness to explore what it means to survive makes it a perfect fit with out new mandate. Dark, gritty, dirty, and unknown—The Curing Room fits it all.”

The Curing Room runs March 7 to 11, 2017 at the Lantern Community Church (1401 10th Ave. SE). Please note this performance contains course language, extreme gore, and nudity throughout.