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New Canadian play follows the thrilling adventures of Robert and Phoebe Land


Artword Theatre’s second production in its inaugural season is RASCALS AND NUMSKULLS.

This new original Canadian play follows the thrilling real-life adventures of Robert and Phoebe Land.
Robert Land, a United Empire Loyalist, was a secret agent for the British army in the American Revolution.
Captured and condemned to death, he escaped the hangman and fought in Mohawk leader Joseph Brant’s guerrilla army.
His wife, Phoebe Land fought an equally courageous battle protecting her family in the midst of a terrible civil war.
It’s a story of heroism and endurance by ordinary people caught in a clash of empires.

Presented in comedy-style, the “Rascals and Numskulls” of the play’s title are the American and British leaders of the time.
The play is being performed at The Pearl Company, located in Hamilton, Ontario’s Landsdale neighbourhood, which is named after Robert Land.


February 12-22, 2009 at 7:30pm (Thursdays-Saturdays) and 2:00pm (Sundays)

RASCALS AND NUMSKULLS will be presented by Artword Theatre at The Pearl Company, located at 16 Steven Street (at King William) in Hamilton, Ontario.

Tickets are $10 on Thursdays, and $20 for adults/$15 for students and seniors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Box Office:  905-548-0341


Artword Theatre, the creative team of director Ronald Weihs and designer Judith Sandiford, has been producing original theatre since 1993. Weihs and Sandiford operated a facility in downtown Toronto, until their theatre was closed to make way for a condo in 2006. After 12 years in downtown Toronto, Artword moved to Hamilton teaming up with Gary Santucci and Barbara Milne at The Pearl Company.

Website: www.artword.net

The Pearl Company is an arts and performance facility owned by guitarist and composer Gary Santucci and arts activist Barbara Milne. Renovated in 2006, the facility has devoted two of its three floors to the arts. The Pearl Company has launched a number of arts initiatives, including the well-known Art Bus two Fridays a month, the Opus Mundi Festival, theatre workshops and productions, concerts and events and outdoor festivals.

Website: www.thepearlcompany.ca