Theatre 3×60’s School and Community Tour
Toronto Mississippi by Joan MacLeod
PWYC Public Performances coming to Pickering, Scugog and Oshawa
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7pm
Scugog Memorial Public Library
132 Water St., Port Perry
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm
McLaughlin Auditorium, Oshawa Public Library
65 Bagot St., Oshawa
Each year, Theatre 3×60 tours a socially relevant Canadian play to schools and community venues across Durham Region as part of its mandate to increase accessibility to live theatre. This past year, the company presented a powerful production of The Shape of a Girl, by Joan MacLeod. In 2017, the company brings Toronto Mississippi, also by Joan MacLeod, to Durham audiences.
This year, Durham audiences will have the opportunity to see this enduring Canadian play in 3 locations throughout the region. For the first time, Theatre 3×60 takes their production to Pickering with the tour’s opening performance at the Act One School of Drama on March 24th. Then the company returns to Port Perry and Oshawa at the Scugog Memorial Public Library (March 30th) and the McLaughlin Auditorium at the Oshawa Public Library (April 6th).
Toronto Mississippi is a heart wrenching and heart warming play which examines the power of hope and despair when people focus on what they have lost in life, versus what they have not yet discovered. The play explores focuses on Jhana, a developmentally challenged young adult, who, despite limitations, constantly seeks to reach out and grasp all she can from life. She is spontaneous, creative and curious. What limits her most are the adults in her life, who, despite their intact abilities, are crippled by loss and fear. Ironically, it is Jhana who carries a message of hope and has the ability to make her family whole.
Theatre 3×60’s Special Education and Community Projects Director, Joan Etienne directs a powerful cast which features Durham based actors Carolyn Goff, Graeme Powell, Michael Serres and Nicole Vezeau.
All public performances are PWYC at the door (pay what you can, suggested donation of $20). If you want to guarantee yourself a seat up front, limited preferred general seating can be purchased in advance for $20/ticket.
Details and tickets available at https://theatre3x60.ca/upcoming/.
For information on booking a school performance, please contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.