TACTICS Perfect Pie by Judith Thompson
March 11 to 19, 2016 | Arts Court Theatre
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Judith Thompson tackles childhood trauma in Canadian classic

Perfect Pie plays at Arts Court Theatre as part of TACTICS 2015-16 Season

TACTICS continues its second season with Judith Thompson's Canadian masterwork Perfect Pie, a voyeuristic exploration of women dealing with childhood trauma, at the Arts Court Theatre from March 11 to 19, 2016

Produced by Cart Before the Horse, this new production is directed by Paul Griffin, well known for his collaboratively devised productions with Canterbury High School (such as The Neon Bible Project, a physical theatre piece inspired by Arcade Fire that played at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe), as well as his directing work with Odyssey Theatre and his controversial production of My Name is Rachel Corrie featuring Canterbury graduate Sarah McVie.

In 2014, Griffin staged an adaptation of Joan McLeod's The Shape of a Girl, starring Megan Carty, which was awarded a Spirit of the Capital Youth award and toured high schools and universities in Ottawa/Gatineau. Together, Griffin and Carty founded the producing company Cart Before the Horse to explore provocative subjects in female-driven dramas.

In Perfect Pie, Carty will be joined onstage by actors Erica Anderson, Gabbie Lazarovitz, and Sheena Turcotte. This production is stage managed by Matt Hertendy, with original sound and composition by Martin Dawagne.


“I will not forget you, you are carved in the palm of my hand.” 

In this contemporary Canadian ghost story, Patsy’s childhood friend Francesca returns to a town that left her for dead. Buried memories and secrets slam into the present as Patsy’s very foundations are rocked by the past, and the two of them come together to confront the terrifying incident that tore them apart years ago.

For more information and to book advance tickets, please visit
Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2

Cart Before the Horse 
Perfect Pie
by Judith Thompson
directed by Paul Griffin


Erica Anderson
Megan Carty
Gabbie Lazarovitz
Sheena Turcotte

Stage Managed by
Matt Hertendy

Original sound and composition by
Martin Dawagne

Runtime: 2 hours
plus one intermission

March 11 to 19, 2016
Arts Court Theatre

8pm performances Wednesday to Saturday

2pm PWYC matinees
Sun 13th & Sat 19th

Tickets: $25 Adult
$20 Student/Senior/Artist

Cart Before the Horse believes that theatre is an amazing outlet to explore topics we are otherwise afraid to talk about. The company is committed to creating original work as well as exploring how the world of young women has been expressed by playwrights in contemporary Canadian theatre. They strive for work that is provocative, dynamic, and highly stylized, with an approach that always incorporates original sound composition as well as physical theatre.

Founded by Megan Carty and Paul Griffin, the company mounted its first production in January 2014 to sold-out houses and rave reviews. Their adaptation of Joan Macleod's The Shape of a Girl was awarded a Spirit of the Capital Youth award, remounted for anti-bullying month, and went on to tour high schools and universities in the Ottawa and Gatineau area. Three of the company's works-in-development have also been showcased at Ottawa's Fresh Meat Festival.
2015-2016 TACTICS Programming

All events take place at the Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Avenue, K1N 6E2

November 13-21, 2015   (off) Balance Naomi Tessler & feelers Amelia Griffin

January 22-30, 2016       A Little Fire by Megan Piercey Monafu

March 11-19, 2016          Perfect Pie by Judith Thompson

April 22-30, 2016            Woyzeck’s Head, produced by Third Wall Theatre

8pm performances Wednesday to Saturday
2pm matinees on the first Sunday and second Saturday of each run
2015-2016 Season Subscriptions are now on sale on
$85 for General Admission and $65 for Student/Senior/Artist.

Single tickets are $25 for General Admission and $20 for Student/Senior/Artist.
For more information on TACTICS, please contact Marketing and Communications Director Jessica Ruano at 613 806 0398 or by email at @TACTICSeries 
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