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The Knitting Pilgrim

October 19, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
The Astor Theatre Liverpool
219 Main St
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Come see The Knitting Pilgrim at The Astor Theatre, Thursday October 19th, 7:30pm

Actor, writer and knitter Kirk Dunn will be presenting his multidisciplinary one-man show, The Knitting Pilgrim, featuring the Stitched Glass tapestries, at The Astor Theatre, Thursday October 19th, 7:30pm. The show, which theatre critic Lynn Slotkin called “a stunning piece of theatre… glorious and so moving,” combines personal storytelling, image projection and three huge knitted panels, designed in the style of stained-glass windows, that look at the commonalities and conflicts of the Abrahamic Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It recounts Kirk’s 15-year artistic and spiritual journey handknitting the ambitious project, and looks at why the faiths struggle to get along today, the meaning of art, the hell of grant-writing and the power of love to overcome major obstacles (and minor mishaps). The show premiered at the Aga Khan Museum in 2019, and has been performed over 55 times across Ontario to acclaim, with a tour in Austria and Germany in the summer of 2023.

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