2Play Tour Public Show: The Mountain & Pinky Swear!
In honour of World Theatre Day (March 27) and World Theatre Day for Children and Young People (March 20), Geordie is bringing this season’s acclaimed 2Play Touring shows to you!
“Created in 1961 by UNESCO, WORLD THEATRE DAY is celebrated annually on March 27 by theatre communities around the globe. The impetus behind World Theatre Day is to honour and further the goal of UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute (ITI) to celebrate the power of theatre as an indispensable bridge-builder for mutual international understanding and peace as well as to promote and protect cultural diversity and identity in communities throughout the world.”
“World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People is an ASSITEJ campaign, promoted and celebrated through the message ‘Take a Child to the Theatre Today’. The day encourages those interested in theatre for young audiences to connect with the idea of World Day and ‘make the case’ for children’s entitlement to theatre and the arts.”
THE MOUNTAIN (1 PM)
Elementary School touring production
By Chelsea Woolley
Directed by Arianna Bardesono
Aya, the lady adventurer - “not a princess because princesses are stuck up” - just wants to go home. She is a refugee and that means she is not from here. She’s tired of Canada, and wants to go back to her great and magical valley, far, far away. The only problem is, her dad won’t answer her phone calls, she’s broke, and the lonely boy she’s found to be her side-kick, doesn’t want to help. A beautiful and timely show for young people about fear, bullies, war, and the mountain we must climb together, as one, to find peace.
PINKY SWEAR (4 PM)
High School/ Cegep touring production
By Kalale Dalton-Lutale
Dramaturgy by Emma Tibaldo
Directed by Mike Payette
Developed in partnership with Playwrights' Workshop Montréal
On the last day of school, Bailey and Zanele meet up in the girls’ washroom to determine if they have been accepted into the same middle school. What follows is a beautiful coming-of-age story – set in real time - of two young women considering separate paths and where politics of gender, race, and class come to the surface, revealing an unconditional friendship that is put through the ultimate test.
Anton Sebastian May
Location: Unitarian Church of Montreal
- Each performance is PWYD (Pay-What-You-Decide) with a recommended donation of $10.
- The box office will open 30 minutes before the show begins.
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