Flush Ink presents UnHinged: a Festival of Disturbing Theatre

In August, six playwrights were sent to disturbing locations where they were left to write a play. They arrived at their destinations with no idea where they were going or what they were going to write, allowing the environment to influence their stories…and it did. Welcome to the Write or Flight RESPONSE.

We’ve been doing this since 2011, and have been amazed with the concepts and quality of writing that has emerged from this. Many plays have gone on to be performed at other festivals and venues. We have sent playwrights to haunted hotel rooms, a barn filled with not quite feral cats (the playwright did not mention she was allergic), mausoleums, empty stores, et al.

Three of the plays written during Write or Flight will be presented on the main stage of for Flush Ink Productions’ UnHinged Festival of Disturbing Theatre, with 3 more presented during the Saturday Matinee. The main stage plays include:

  • ROPE by Jenn Weatherall
  • CORPORATE FINCH by Taylor Marie Graham
  • HEAVEN’S KNIFE by Joshua Bosworth (never yet performed, written at the height of COVID)

One ticket covers all three main stage plays. Note: Thursday’s performance will only include two plays, which will be reflected in the ticket price. The Saturday afternoon show, other plays from Write or Flight + Heaven’s Knife, is non-ticketed, play what you can at the door.

Full festival schedule

Thursday, December 88pm: Corporate Finch; 9pm: Rope; 9:30pm: Scarlet Rain
Friday, December 98pm: Rope; 8:30pm: Heaven’s Knife; 9pm: Corporate Finch
Saturday, December 10 (matinée, PWYC at the door)2pm: Moon Dance; 2:30pm: Scarlet Rain; 3pm: Heaven’s Knife; 3:30pm: Still
Saturday, December 10 (evening)8pm: Corporate Finch; 9pm: Rope; 9:30pm: Heaven’s Knife

A Family Christmas Concert featuring Jamie Warren & Katy Topham

Join Jamie Warren & Katy Topham for some family harmonies on their originals and your favourite Christmas tunes! 

Jeremy Williams will join on guitar, there will be free hot chocolate and a cash bar available. We will also be doing some charitable giving so stay tuned on what to bring for that!

Doors are at 7:30, the show runs 8-10pm. Tickets are $25 at EventBrite or at the door.

Drea Lake & Sherry Ryan in concert

It’s a double release show! Newfoundland’s Alt Country singer songwriter Sherry Ryan and her band will play a full set of music celebrating the release of her new album! Drea will play a full set celebrating her new single Disappear with Me. This is Sherry and Drea’s debut in Kitchener Waterloo.

The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $22.50. To find out more about the performers and hear some of their music, check out Drea’s and Sherry’s homepages.

McVittie, Season of the Senses, & Unkind Skies: Album Release Show

One night only! Catch McVittie debuting his newest Halloween-themed instrumental electronic album, Lone Killer. McVittie will be performing alongside Unkind Skies and Season of the Senses.

$10 online, $15 at the door.

Unkind Skies is a Hamilton-based alt-rock band with heavy 80’s rock influenced riffs.

Season of the Senses is a Guelph-based electro-rock group, with influences from EDM to industrial metal. 

McVittie is a Kitchener-based electronic synthwave artist. 

  • 8:00PM: Doors open
  • 8:30PM: Unkind Skies 
  • 9:20PM: Season of the Senses 
  • 10:10PM: McVittie