Prisoner's Dilemma

Current Productions is very pleased to be bringing Prisoner's Dilemma to the 2010 Ottawa Fringe Festival as the inaugural show for the company.

Written by award winning local playwright Sterling Lynch, Prisoner’s Dilemma, is a surreal drama with a great sense of humour that reflects on the nature of morality itself:
Two women are forced together under the most unlikely of circumstances. When Claire and Sarah learn why they’ve been incarcerated, they realize the choice they face is easy. The length of their imprisonment will be determined by a simple choice (whether or not to confess to an invented crime). The moral dilemma this simple choice creates, however, is seemingly insurmountable.  Audiences will enjoy pondering how they would solve the dilemma in Sarah and Claire’s place.

"Thornhill and Tucker pour real energy into their performances, and their well-timed body language often speaks louder than words. Confident, self-aware, and stuffed with smart, dry wit, Prisoner’s Dilemma is not to be missed."  Sasha Laing

"A cocky little encounter written by Sterling Lynch.... Lots of tension here in a situation made for interesting theatrical possibilities." Alvina Ruprecht, CBC Radio Link 

PRISONER’S DILEMMA Showtimes @Studio Leonard Beaulne (University of Ottawa)
Thursday June 17--    11:00 p.m.
Saturday June 19--      9:30 p.m.
Monday June 21--       6:30 p.m.
Wednesday June 23--  9:30 p.m
Saturday June 26--       3:30 p.m.
Sunday  June 27--        5:00 p.m.    

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