Who is the Butcher? A mysterious old man is dropped off at a police station, wearing a foreign military uniform, and a Santa hat, with a meat hook dangling around his neck. As a lawyer, a police officer, and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a past that won’t stay buried, and a decades old quest for justice that must be served. Haunted by events a world away, no one is who they seem to be.
“A gripping nail-biter! The twists and turns start early and allegiances and aliases are switched as often over the course of this 90-minute play as they might be in a particularly torturous season of 24. Brings to mind Shakespeare and Aeschylus. Once the adrenalin rush dies off, you may realize that Billon’s play has more depth and subtlety than it initially appears – and that the medium of the thriller is part of its message.” – The Globe and Mail
BUTCHER stars Andrew Musselman, Miranda Calderon, Tony Nappo, John Koensgen and Kasey Nugent. Set design is by Yannik Larivée, lighting design by Kimberly Purtell, sound by Thomas Ryder Payne, and costume design by Joanna Yu.
BUTCHER is a Why Not Theatre production, presented by David Mirvish.