The Knitting Pilgrim play. Free-will offering for MCRS
October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE KNITTING PILGRIM
Saturday, October 26 7:00 pm Floradale Mennonite Church
A unique play that explores empathy and understanding – with knitting –
helps audiences find the common thread.
The Knitting Pilgrim, which premiered at the Aga Khan Museum’s Auditorium in May, 2019 and has already toured Ontario for over 40 shows, was given 6 out of 5 stars by CFMU Hamilton, 5 out of 5 stars by Mooney on Theatre, and was named a Critic’s Fringe Pick in Toronto, Ottawa and Hamilton, as well as One of ‘Top Ten Shows to See’ by NOW Magazine. It tells the story of a journey that you need to experience.
Created by actor, writer and knitter Kirk Dunn, Stitched Glass is a triptych of large hand-knitted panels, designed in the style of stained-glass windows, which looks at the commonalities and conflicts amongst the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The textile masterwork was supported by a Chalmers Foundation grant through the Ontario Arts Council in 2003, and took Kirk an incredible 15 years to complete. There is no other knitting project like it in the world.