Hot Ticket: Rig, February 14 to 18

The sinking of the Ocean Ranger semi-submersible oil rig on February 15, 1982 was a tragedy that seized the province with collective horror. In the 30 years since, the cataclysm has served as a watershed of inspiration, having been immortalized in a Ron Hynes song, a documentary, and in Lisa Moore’s Man Booker Prize-longlisted novel February. Marking the 30th anniversary of the sinking, Rig is Joan Sullivan’s dramatic adaptation of Mike Heffenan’s book Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster, telling the stories of the families, co-workers, industry execs, emergency responders, and journalists caught in the wake of the disaster. Catch it at the Basement Theatre in the Arts & Culture Centre February 14 to 18. Showtime is at 8pm. Tickets are $20 and $15 for students.

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