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It’s been 15 years since a single act of sudden violence ripped the Lynch family apart. Since then, those left behind retreated into the routine of normal family life – whatever that means.

Tonight, Nial Lynch comes home.

It quickly becomes clear
that the ghosts haunting this family
have only been lying in wait.

The knives are out tonight.

(And not to cut the quiche.)

On October 16th, ARC’s Resident Artistic company starts rehearsal for Deirdre Kinahan’s MOMENT.

Deepening our ties with the international performance community, we join Ireland’s Kinahan in bringing her whip-smart dialogue, crackling sense of pace and rhythm, gracefully suspended moments of horror, and wicked humour to the local stage.

ARC Artistic Producer Christopher Stanton (Elora Gorge — The Room; Minotaur — UnSpun; Dora recipient and eight-time nominee) is directing.

“This is an exciting new artistic partnership for us,” says Stanton. “Deirdre is an important voice in contemporary Irish performance. Her work frequently explores themes of family, of forgiveness, and of the strange animal violence deep within all of us that can suddenly explode to the surface — sometimes to catastrophic effect. It’s a thrill for us at ARC to bring Dee’s work to a wider Canadian audience.”

MOMENT features a killer cast of ARC’s Resident Artists: Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Gordon Bolan, Deborah Drakeford, Ryan Hollyman, Janet Porter, Andre Sills, and Bahareh Yaraghi.

MOMENT runs from November 6 – 22, 2014 at The Grocery (1362 Queen Street East).

Through the innovative work of ARC’s resident set and costume designer Jackie Chau & guest lighting designer Nicholas Blais, the space will be transformed into an eerie, unsettling evocation of a family home scarred by the lingering effects of past trauma.

The experience promises to be uniquely intimate & immersive, with performers inches from the audience, and very small audiences.

Tickets are $20, and are available right now at brownpapertickets.com.

You should move quickly, though. Ticket availability is extremely limited. Due to the intimate nature of the performance, there are only 30 tickets per show.