A production by Power Productions presented by Theatre Passe Muraille
Photo credit: Alick Tsui
“This is honest story telling at it’s best” — Grid City Magazine
“Crippled is an absolutely masterful piece of writing” — apt613
Tony finds himself on the St. John’s Newfoundland waterfront at a crossroad. Tired and grieving, Tony believes there is only one way to escape a life he no longer wants to live. His mind is made up, until a stranger appears with other plans. Recently nominated for the Governor General’s Award, Crippled is a powerful story about love, death, life and redemption.
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Runtime: 85 minutes
For a play that contemplates questions around life and disability, there’s a lot of audience laughter. — CBC Arts
Paul David Power’s Crippled at the #BeyondTO festival had me riveted. A tough, nuanced play about physical and emotional disabilities, well worth a visit to Theatre Passe Muraille. — Martin Morrow
The writing in this piece is stunning — tender, honest, deeply vulnerable, and at times permeated with a desperate rage — and the actors deftly navigate those emotions with nuance and truth. I’ve never been part of an audience so invested in a show, but the opening night crowd was hanging on every word. — Intermission Magazine
Paul David Power
Stage Manager/Set Designer
Associate Lighting Designer
Paul David Power (Tony)
Pat Dempsey (Evan)
Matt White (Carl)
Tickets & Showtimes
This show runs from May 12 – 21, 2022. To see the list of shows and book your tickets, please visit our ticketing site. or contact us at 416.504.7529, or by email at email@example.com. Tickets are all Pay-What-You-Can-Afford Price Points: $10, $30, $60 (price includes all ticket fees)
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Crippled will be a relaxed run. There will be an introduction before the performance introducing the actors, letting audiences know about the events inside the show. Dim houselights will stay up throughout the show, and an Active Listener will be available.
Audio Descriptions will be available on
– Friday May 20, at 7:30pm
– Saturday May 21, at 2pm
Audio Describer is Kat Germain.
You can book tickets online, or by calling our box office at 416-504-7529, or emailing email@example.com.
Paul David Power has spent the past 25 years working as a writer, playwright, actor and director. His formal training includes holding a BA in English with a concentration in theatre and a BAA in Journalism.
Paul’s work includes roles in over 30 stage plays across the country as well as directing and producing. His leadership positions include President of the Liffey Players Drama Society in Calgary AB, Artistic Director for Hubcity Theatre in Moncton NB and Artistic Associate for the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival in St. John’s NL.
Paul holds five produced plays to his credit including the award winning Roomies, Last Chance, The View From Down Here, In Your Eyes and his award winning, critically acclaimed play Crippled. Crippled was shortlisted for the 2021 Governor General’s Award and a finalist for the BMO Winterset Award.
Paul currently heads his own NL based company – Power Productions – a professional theatre company dedicated to the development of works and artists with a focus on the disabled Deaf and MAD Arts domain.
This production is part of our #BeyondTO festival!
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The 2022 #BeyondTO festival is sponsored by Jeff & Rita Rayman
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