Controversy over the staging of a documentary play based on the 2006 triple-murder of a Medicine Hat family has its creators defending the production.
The play is based on verbatim interviews with those close to the murders which saw the country's youngest multi-murderer convicted of crimes committed when she was only 12 years old.
The cast of six deliver stellar performances, particularly Heather Falk, who plays a variety of roles and somehow manages to emerge as the heart and soul of the community. While the murders are an inescapable part of Castle in the Sky, the story is basically set in the aftermath of the crime, and deals with the fallout experienced by the community following the event.
A play revolving around the 2006 murders of the Richardsons in Medicine Hat will be making its dramatic debut today and tomorrow at Calgary's Ignite! Festival for Emerging Artists.
Thus, Albright and Allen launched their own investigation into the Medicine Hat murders, which they have shaped into Castle in the Sky, a docu-drama that investigates the fallout the murders had on the Alberta community of Medicine Hat.
It's a crime many in Medicine Hat would like the city to turn the page on. But the sensational nature of a 12-year-old being convicted of triple murder along with her 23-year-old boyfriend will likely not let that happen.
A Victoria, B.C. production company is looking for Hatters willing to share their feelings on the murder of the Richardson family. Castlereigh Productions has made three trips to Medicine Hat in the last six months, conducting interviews with community members who want to express themselves.