Written by Diane Flacks
Directed by Kelly Thornton
Produced by Nightwood Theatre

November 23 - December 10, 2017
Evening Performances at 8:00 PM
Matinee Performances at 2:30 PM

Pay What You Can Matinee Performances on Saturday, December 02 and Sunday, December 03
At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street

Back by popular demand!
2017 Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for Outstanding New Play
NNNN - NOW Magazine
“Brilliantly acted, it’s at times moving and, at others, surprisingly steamy.”- ★★★ 1/2 out of 4 from Globe And Mail
“Diane Flacks has written exactly the right play to see right now.” - ★★★★ from Stage-Door.com
“A grab bag of contemporary references, completely immersed in the social and political conversation of 2017”                 -★★★ out of 4 from Toronto Star

“Should women abandon religion?” Four female panelists face off in a wild, whip-smart public debate about religion and misogyny. With opinions flying from a progressive Muslim lawyer, an Orthodox Jewish spiritual leader, an excommunicated nun and a lesbian atheist pundit, Unholy delivers a hilarious, no-holds-barred look at contemporary women in organized religion.

Photo of Diane Flacks and Bahareh Yaraghi by Tanja-Tiziana.


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For Women’s Theatre, The Game Has Changed – profile on Nightwood Theatre in The Globe and Mail, featuring interview questions with the cast of Unholy

CBC Tapestry on Unholy: “‘Horrifically sexist attitudes’ and other reasons women should abandon religion”

“Is Religion Open to Women?” - Diane Flacks in Intermission Magazine

Watch Diane Flacks’ Reason to Speak


Diane Flacks
Barbara Gordon
Niki Landau
Blair Williams
Bahareh Yaraghi

Please note: Kevin Bundy will be appearing in the role of Richard from November 23-26.

Diane Flacks - Playwright
Kelly Thornton - Director
Sadie Epstein-Fine - Assistant Director
Richard Feren - Music and Sound Design
Bonnie Beecher - Lighting Design
Noah Feaver - Associate Lighting Designer
Lindsay C. Walker - Costume Design
Laura Warren - Projection Design
Viv Moore - Original Movement Direction
Christine Urquhart - Wardrobe Coordinator
Christina Cicko - Stage Manager
Suzie Balogh - Production Manager
Adriana DeAngelis - Assistant Production Manager


Thursday, November 23 at 8:00pm *Preview
Friday, November 24 at 8:00pm *Preview
Saturday, November 25 at 8pm *Opening
Sunday, November 26 at 2:30pm

Tuesday, November 28 at 8:00pm *Post-show Q&A with cast & creative team
Wednesday, November 29 at 8:00pm *Post-show talkback with Gretta Vosper
Thursday, November 30 at 1:00pm *High school matinee - Post-show Q&A with cast & creative team
Thursday, November 30 at 8:00pm *Post-show Q&A with cast & creative team
Friday, December 1 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 2 at 2:30pm * Pay What You Can
Saturday, December 2 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 3 at 2:30pm * Pay What You Can

Tuesday, December 5 at 8:00pm *Post-show Q&A with cast & creative team
Wednesday, December 6 at 8:00pm *Post-show panel with representatives from the Jewish and Muslim communities of Toronto: Cynthia Levine-Rasky and Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui from Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom; Shlomit Segal from the Winchevsky Centre; and and writer and community activist Farheen Khan.
Thursday, December 7 at 8:00pm
Friday, December 8 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 9 at 2:30pm
Saturday, December 9 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 10 at 8:00pm *Closing

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