Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of by Omari Newton (2015-2016)
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(Pictured: Billy Merasty. Photo by Andrée Lanthier.)

Written by: Omari Newton


Yukon Arts Centre 18, 19 Mar 2016 in Whitehorse, YK
Presentation House 29 Mar – 2 Apr 2016 in North Vancouver, BC

Produced by Urban Ink and premiered in Vancouver and Montreal (2013-14) in association with Black Theatre Workshop, Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy of is a theatrical powerhouse that follows a young hip hop group caught in the aftermath of a violent police shooting. Inspired by the loss of Fredy Villaneuva, an unarmed youth shot by police in 2008 in Montreal, Sal Capone is a dynamic and edgy work with a strong socio-political message. It is a raw and honest portrayal of friendship, loss and the choices we make when trust is shattered.

Recipient of 5 META Nominations (2014) including Outstanding Professional Production

Directed by: Diane Roberts
Featuring: Letitia Brookes, Troy Emery Twigg, Kim Villagante, Jordan Waunch and Seth Whittaker


Jordan Waunch’s Chase is a driving force, and Kim Villagante’s Jewel is an earthquake – Georgia Straight

Absolutely riveting – Richard Bugs – Burnett

The performances range from high-octane to explosive – Montreal Gazette