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January 8 @ 8:00 pm - January 26 @ 10:00 pm$44 – $55
Crow’s Theatre presents The Castleton Massive Production of
Created by Torquil Campbell and Chris Abraham, in collaboration with Julian Brown
“I think Rockefeller just might be an artist, and that really frightens me.” – Torquil Campbell
Torquil Campbell returns to his acting roots when he discovers several similarities between himself and Clark Rockefeller, one of history’s most dangerous con men who turned the art of con into high art. The true crime-obsessed Campbell is curious: what differentiates acting a role from trying on a Rockefeller to see how far you can coast on charm and chutzpah? The only way to find out is to meet the real life enigma, which thrusts Torquil into a complex web of truths, half-truths and lies. With nothing on stage but a music stand, a guitarist, and some evocative lighting, it becomes harder and harder for the audience to know whether Torquil himself is, in fact, the greatest con man in history.
“It [True Crime] has turned into a much more political play than we ever intended it to be. We never considered the possibility that truth might be up for debate.
Not only is it up for debate, it’s entirely subjective. You get to choose which truth you subscribe to—and that’s terrifying.” – Torquil Campbell
“an intriguing solo piece that blends compelling true crime with revealing autobiography” – NOW Toronto
“What makes this show so very smart and entertaining is the way Campbell draws you into a web of stories and constantly keeps you guessing about what you can and can’t believe. Art imitates life imitates true crime.” – Toronto Star
“Campbell’s biting, playful self-scrutiny turns the play into a meta-narrative about the constructed nature of identity” – NOW Toronto
(Photo credit: Remington North)