The World Premiere WHY WE FIGHT Comes to The Redwood

Crux Encounter Productions is proud to announce the World Premiere of a new movement-based anthology that asks why we fight, through the craft of stage combat. Limited run with only three performances starting November 17, Why We Fight is being performed live at The Redwood, 1300 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, with both Saturday performances being simulcast worldwide, so that audiences can watch the show from anywhere.

Why do we fight? Why do we love to watch others fight? From slapstick to sport, cartoons to armed combat, violence is an integral part of human interaction and storytelling, and yet we seldom recognize it on its own merits. Why is violence so linked to the human experience? Why do we find it satisfying, terrifying, and even amusing? In a series of scenes and sketches, Why We Fight takes on the challenge of dissecting, slicing, and pummelling our ideas of conflict into passionate, perplexing, and sometimes hilarious submission.

Crux Encounter Productions' first theatrical presentation Why We Fight features performances by Siobhan Richardson, Jade Elliott McRae, Abanoub Andraous, Alice Cavanagh, Carolyn Anderson, Afton Rentz and Timmy Bender.

Crux Encounter Productions is the world's first multimedia, multiplatform stage combat company. It combines research and development, training, and performance to tell stories of conflict with honesty, reverence, and a commitment to safety. Through their work in a multitude of martial disciplines, founders Siobhan Richardson and Jade Elliott McRae recognized that combattual theatre needs to be recognized as its own art form. Our world-class professional stage combat artists are dedicated to the worldwide dissemination of exciting and authentic modern and historic techniques for everyone from beginners to elite fighters.

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