DEMOS KRATOS, A McMaster School of the Arts Production by Marilo Nunez

Demos Kratos, a new play by Marilo Nuñez devised in collaboration with students at McMaster University.

What does it take to shift from democracy to dictatorship? Control of public spaces, gradual shifts in the law, a missing person, a military parade? It may seem a distant possibility here in Canada, but history tells us that shifts of power can come quickly and unannounced. Liberal democracies are showing signs of age, creaking at the hinges. Across the world intolerance and bigotry are finding new voices and the threat of dictatorship looms.

Inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, this original production by Hamilton Arts Award recipient Marilo Nuñez imagines a dark future that could be just around the corner. The play follows Libertad Cortez, who confronts oppressive forces challenging notions of freedom as she searches for her missing ancient grandmother.

Nuñez has been working with students as a playwright-in-residence since May, funded by The Socrates Project. In Theatre and Film Studies’ spring research and development class, Nuñez ran devising workshops with students and incorporated their story ideas, images, and design concepts into the writing of her play.


Black Box Theatre in L.R. Wilson Hall
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4L8

Show times and dates:

  • Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m (Preview)
  • Friday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
  • Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
  • Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
  • Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
  • Friday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m
  • Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Matinée)
  • Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m (Closing)

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For tickets, call School of the Arts at 905-525-9140 ext: 27671 or purchase at McMaster’s Compass Information Centre. Tickets also available at the door.

Students – $10
Regular / Adults – $20
Seniors – Pay What You Wish

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 20:00 to Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 21:30
Black Box Theatre, L.R. Wilson Hall Building, McMaster University (1280 Main Street West, Hamilton ON)