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Festival Programming Announcement: June 26th

The photo is taken from above looking down. A white man with glasses in a dark blue button up shirt sits at a rectangular table. On the table, there is a cardboard miniature city with lit windows, and a small figurine of a wombat in a green sweater. There are 7 small cabaret tables in a semicircle around the rectangular table. The cabaret tables each have a person at them. There are binders that are softly lit by lamps on each of the cabaret tables. Photo by Gergo Koroknay

This Is the Story of the Child Ruled by Fear

Participatory / Theatre


Strange Victory Performance


Venue
The Theatre Centre - Franco Boni Theatre


AUGUST 4, 6:00 PM

AUGUST 5, 9:30 PM

AUGUST 6, 4:00 PM

AUGUST 7, 12:30 PM


60 Minutes


Ticket Price
$15, $25, $35

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The photo is taken from above looking down. A white man with glasses in a dark blue button up shirt sits at a rectangular table. On the table, there is a cardboard miniature city with lit windows, and a small figurine of a wombat in a green sweater. There are 7 small cabaret tables in a semicircle around the rectangular table. The cabaret tables each have a person at them. There are binders that are softly lit by lamps on each of the cabaret tables. Photo by Gergo Koroknay

A poetic fable about how to live with the slowly unfolding emergencies of our world, and a testament to the power of a roomful of people discovering a story together. Welcome back to the theatre. 

David Gagnon Walker has written a fantastical play for himself and a gathering of friends and strangers to read together out loud. It’s the story of the rise and fall of an imaginary civilization in an imaginary land. It’s also an invitation to join in on the artistic process, and a testament to the power of a roomful of people discovering a story together.

Created by a team of award-winning artists from across Canada, this unique immersive experience invites you back to the theatre after the strangest years of our lives, asking you to help tell a story about worry and wonder, loneliness and community, beauty and despair.

Participate according to your own comfort – read for a character, join the chorus, or sit back and watch – and join this humorous, cathartic, exploration of our innermost private fears.

David Gagnon Walker: Writer, Performer, Producer; Tori Morrison: Sound Designer, Video Designer, Stage Manager, Producer, Lighting Co-designer; Christian Barry: Co-director, Dramaturg, Lighting Co-designer; Judy Wensel: Co-director; Morgan Melenka: Set and Props; Lauren Acheson: Technical and Design Associate; Patricia Vinluan: Technical and Design Associate


Made possible through the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, National Theatre School of Canada’s Theatre Engaging Communities Program, and 2b theatre company.


Proof of Vaccination and face masks will be required as this is an indoor venue.
Visual Story for this location is available on our Accessibility Page.


Part of the SummerWorks Presentations programming – a vital collection of theatre, dance, music, and live artworks from across the country offering you a snapshot of contemporary performance.


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