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A Screening of Death and the King's Horseman. STRATFEST@HOME Film Festival. Film Event.



Lazaridis Hall, Tom Patterson Theatre
Sunday, July 16, 2023
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The first ever STRATFEST@HOME Film Festival features filmed productions from the 2022 season, as well as showcasing works from beyond the stage. STRATFEST@HOME’s mission is to share stories loved by the community and exhibit unique perspectives

A Screening of Death and the King's Horseman

The greater the honour, the deeper the shame.

In British-occupied Nigeria, the king is dead, and it is the duty of his horseman, Elesin (Anthony Santiago), to accompany him into the afterlife. While lustily enjoying the pleasures of this world, Elesin proudly anticipates his transition to the next—but the sacred ritual is interrupted. A night of devastating tragedy unfolds and another sacrifice is made.

“The amount of work, knowledge, expertise, care and pride that are going into this show is thrilling and humbling to witness. Please do not miss it.” – Toronto Star

Director Tawiah M’Carthy expertly brings this masterpiece from Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka to the Tom Patterson stage, culminating in a haunting and potent tale and a must-see theatrical event.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with some of the creatives.

Production support is generously provided by Barbara & John Schubert.

Support for the 2022 season of the Tom Patterson Theatre is generously provided by BMO Financial Group.

Support for The Meighen Forum is generously provided by Kelly & Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation.


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