Murder in the Cathedral: Boardmore Theatre

Join us from February 15-18 for Murder in the Cathedral.

In a place that seems familiar to us, a group of people, like us, reenacts the killing of an archbishop on the altar steps of his own church. This is the framework for the Boardmore Playhouse production of Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot. The play tells the story of the murder of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, by four noblemen acting at the bidding of King Henry II in the year 1170 CE. While Murder in the Cathedral is a story of historical martyrdom, it asks us to look more carefully at the idea of martyrdom itself, of sacrifice and temptation. In our lives, we can ask: What would I give my life for? What sacrifices have I made, or could have made, for a greater good? What in my life tempts me away from my better self? How do we choose the right thing to do and, more importantly, Eliot asks: Did we do the right thing for the right reason?

February 15/16/17 (February 16 is Pay What You Choose Night, or a Food Bank Donation)

February 18: 2:00pm

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Written by: T.S. Eliot

Directed by: Russell Colman