KNITTING PILGRIM Coming to Midtown!

The Knitting Pilgrim is Coming to Midtown!

15 years of knitting. 90 pounds of yarn. One man’s artistic and spiritual journey.

The Knitting Pilgrim is back in town for one night on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 7:30pm for a performance at Eglinton St. George’s United Church (Yonge & Eglinton neighbourhood – 35 Lytton Blvd, Toronto, ON). All the funds raised from the event will be used to support ESG United Church’s outreach initiatives. Tickets: $30

The Knitting Pilgrim, featuring actor and knitter Kirk Dunn, is a multidisciplinary one-man show that combines personal storytelling, image projection, and three huge knitted panels that look like stained glass windows, to explore the connection amongst the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The play recounts Kirk’s fifteen-year artistic and spiritual journey of hand-knitting the ambitious project, and looks at why people struggle to get along today, the meaning of art, the hell of grant-writing and the power of love to overcome major obstacles (and minor mishaps).

The Knitting Pilgrim, premiered at the Aga Khan Museum’s Auditorium in May, 2019 and has toured Ontario for 50+ 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.

“I do not write these words lightly. The Knitting Pilgrim is the most beautiful show I’ve seen at the Ottawa Fringe. My life would be diminished if I hadn’t seen it. It is a 15-year response to 9/11.” – Brian M. Carroll



You can watch the short documentary about The Knitting Pilgrim, Stitched Glass, on the documentary & short film Argo Website/App (free trial, $7.99 a month).

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