Terror

An Interactive Courtroom Drama
Written by: Ferdinand von Schirach
Translated to English by: David Tushingham
Directed by: Andreja Kovac

The Show

Terror is a courtroom drama, written by one of the most successful German contemporary writers, Ferdinand von Schirach. The play questions the idea of a means justifying an end and warns against quantifying human life. The audience serves as a jury at the trial of a fighter jet pilot. He is accused of killing 164 passengers off a commercial airplane, hijacked by terrorists, heading towards a soccer stadium with 70,000 people. The end of the play depends on the verdict of the audience. Theatre tickets will be available for purchase soon.

Performances

PERFORMANCES WILL BE HELD AT CLARKE HALL, AND LIVE STREAMED ONLINE.

November 26, 8pm

November 28, 8pm

December 3, 8pm

December 5, 8pm

December 10, 8pm

December 12, 8pm

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The Playwright

Ferdinand von Schirach

Ferdinand von Schirach is a German lawyer and writer. He was born in 1964 in Munich, Germany.Von Schirach became an attorney in 1994, specializing in criminal law. He gained public attention in 2008 due to his involvement prosecuting the BND (German Federal Intelligence Service) during the”Liechtenstein Tax Affair”. He published his first short stories at the age of forty-five, and soon became one of Germany’s most successful authors. His books have been translated into over 35 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Ferdinand von Schirach remains active in criminal law. His stories are often inspired by his experience and expertise as an attorney.

Characters

A judge who also addresses the audience as an omnipresent narrator on the case.

Lars Koch

Defendant

A fighter pilot who is a Major in the army with an interest in Law/Morality. He is studious and focused in his endeavours, with great pride and strong beliefs in his job.

Biegler

Defence Counsel

A focused lawyer who is representing the defendant. With a distant towards court practices and a sarcastic sense of humour.

Nelson

State Prosecutor

A sharp lawyer who representing the plaintiff. She is observant and dedicated to the facts.

A Lieutenant Colonel who was the Duty Controller that day. He is goal oriented, technical and thinks favourably of the defendant.

A mourning wife, single mother and nurse whose husband died aboard the flight.

The Director

Andreja Kovac

Mississauga based emerging professional theatre company, Crane Creations, was founded by Andreja Kovac, National Theatre School’s Directing Program Graduate, and experienced director, educator, producer and creator, originally from Slovenia, now based in Canada. Andreja frequently worked on community involved projects most notably participating in developing and producing a community engaged project Circle of Friendship in Bled, Slovenia, where a human chain of people holding hands in a 6 km long circle around a lake is formed every year to celebrate friendship and breaking barriers between people.

Andreja also worked with deaf children and children with mental disability on a community project exploring clown, elements of acrobatics, deaf poetry and street performance. Last but not least, she received several awards in Slovenia for performances co-created with the community and her work as theatre workshop facilitator.

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FAQ

Most frequently asked questions About theatre tickets

Both. The show will take place in person at 2359 Royal Windsor Drive, Mississauga and will also be live streamed online (details coming soon).

It’s live, meaning that everything you are seeing is happening live, mistakes and all.

The show run time is 2 hours.

No. The show is not recorded and cannot be made available after its premiere.

Tickets will be on sale soon.

Yes. Our group rate prices are coming soon.

Crane Creations Theatre Company is following all guidelines provided by Peel Region. PPE is provided in theatre. Audience members will be seated apart from each other and (groups will be seated in their own bubble). The theatre is regularly cleaned before and after each show. Each member of our team is certified by the Red Cross in Preventing Disease Transmission.