"continues to produce work that offers stunning plots and imagery"

“Twists and turns abound in this deeply disturbing, moving and brutally funny play. Quinn and his cast have done a marvelous job of mining these characters, presenting the multiple facets of each, ever aware of how high the stakes.” 

– Lifewithmorecowbell 

broadwayworld nominations:

    Best Production


"Rarely Pure Theatre, a new and emerging theatre collective, continues to produce work that offers stunning plots and imagery as well as innovative ways of live story telling. The collective was created by a diverse group of theatre school graduates, including Ryerson and University of Windsor, who dare to explore an ever-shifting identity through the visceral means of theatre."

- broadwayworld.com



The Pillow Man

By Martin MacDonagh

Directed by Ryan Quinn

Katurian the writer stays in and writes stories. That's it. Brilliant but often grotesque tales, shaped by a twisted childhood experiment conducted by his own parents towards his brother, Michal, heard through the cracks in the wall separating the siblings. Now Katurian has been blindfolded and taken out of his home to face questioning at the hands of two brutal detectives, representatives of an ominous totalitarian state. His stories have put them on the trail of a serial child killer, and several lives hang in the balance as Katurian wrestles with his responsibilities to (and for) his art. Martin McDonagh's play is a harrowing and blackly funny meditation on the tricky power of words to shape the world.


Katurian: Chris George:
Tupolski: Davydd Cook
Michal: David DiFrancesco

Ariel: Spencer Robson

Technical Director: Michelle Gecan

Sound Designer: Nicholas Paddison

Lighting Designer: Adam Scott Seibert