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Motherhouse: Staged Reading by Theatre Kingston

Friday, April 7th @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

$10

“April 9, 2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. From April 3-9, the Canadian government, with other organizations, will attempt to stir our souls with a sanitized version of the battle of Vimy Ridge. Using the occasion to further militarize our society and promote a system that profits from continuous war, they will regale us with tales of past glories and the birth of a nation.”

– Jane Gilcrist,Canadian Dimensions Magazine

PeaceQuest Kingston answered the call to action as outlined on the Vimy-Ridging website to host readings of Fennario’s plays on the anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge. Fennario’s work often delivered blistering condemnations of war and celebrate resistance from the bottom up. Read on for descriptions of the two events we have planned:

April 7th Motherhouse – at The BOX Theatre

With tensions running high over conscription and war profiteering, this powerful drama tells a different sort of Canadian war story. Produced in association with Theatre Kingston, this reading, directed by Kathryn Mackay, features some of Kingston’s favourite actors. Together they give voice to the Montréal women at the British Munitions Factory in Verdun during the Great War.

While their men die in Europe and their children waste away, mothers and daughters, sisters and sweethearts struggle to get by doing the dangerous work of bomb making. “The ground we took is not measured in miles but yards…ten men killed for every goddamn step taken over there…”

Friday April 7th – 7:30pm – $10
at H’Art Centre – The BOX Theatre
237 Wellington St. Lower Level
Advance tickets at Novel Idea Bookstore

Details

Date:
Friday, April 7th
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost:
$10
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://peacequest.ca/event/kingston-motherhouse-staged-reading/

Venue

THE BOX at H’art Centre
237 Wellington Street
Kingston, Ontario K7K 0B5 Canada
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Phone:
613-545-1392
Website:
www.hartschool.ca/the-box

Organizer

PeaceQuest.ca
Phone:
613.583.2569
Email:
info@peacequest.ca
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceQuest.ca

Other

Is the venue accessible?
Yes
Are tickets available at the door?
Yes