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At This Hour

  • Halifax Provincial Court 5250 Spring Garden Road Halifax, NS, B3J 1E7 Canada (map)

Zuppa Threatre co. presents At This Hour, December 16th & 17th - two shows daily at 2:00 and 7:30 PM at the Halifax Provincial Court (5250 Spring Garden Road).

On December 6, 1917, in the narrows of Halifax Harbour, the Belgian Relief vessel IMO collided with an overloaded French munitions ship, Mont-Blanc. The resulting massive explosion wreaked havoc on both sides of the harbour and left at least 2,000 people dead. Within hours, Ottawa ordered a full investigation. Despite chaos in the city, the Wreck Commissioner’s Inquiry began the following week at the Halifax Provincial Court.

Using excerpts from the inquiry's transcripts, At This Hour offers a personal account of what happened that terrible morning through the words of Francis Mackey, the pilot on board Mont-Blanc. The charged exchanges between Pilot Mackey and the lawyer representing the owners of IMO, Charles Burchell, reveal how a supposed search for truth became the pursuit of a convenient scapegoat.

Get your tickets here: http://www.tickethalifax.com/events/48928950/at-this-hour-the-deposition-of-harbour-pilot-francis-mackey

Later Event: December 16
At This Hour