The Message

World premiere

directed by Richard Rose
Nov 7, 2018 – Dec 16, 2018 in the Mainspace
Opened Wednesday, November 14, 2018


A new play from Governor General’s Literary Award winner for Drama.

“Whatcha doin’, Marshall McLuhan?” That’s what the world wanted to know back in the 1960s, when Canada’s internationally renowned professor-turned-prophet started to sound the alarm on the effects of technology on the human body and spirit. But after a lifetime of warning us all about the hazards of modern life, McLuhan suffered a stroke that robbed him of his ability to speak. What it couldn’t do, though, was stop this deeply religious man from trying to finish his magnum opus: a last desperate attempt to save our souls — and his own.

Listen to the BBC reassess McLuhan’s life and work.

The Message is made possible through the Bill Glassco Playwright-in-Residence Program, generously supported by George Youssef.

To download a PDF of the house program click here.

Photo of R.H. Thomson by Jim Ryce

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