Theatre 3×60’s Community Tour 2017
Toronto Mississippi by Joan MacLeod
Comes to Blue Heron Books for a one night only, encore performance!
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7 pm
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. Audiences will remember last year’s gripping production of The Shape of a Girl, by Joan MacLeod. This season, the company has brought Toronto Mississippi, also by Joan MacLeod, to Durham audiences, and now, Toronto Mississippi comes to Uxbridge for an intimate staged reading performance of this classic Canadian work at Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock St. W.
Toronto Mississippi is a humorous, 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.
This once only, exclusive staged reading performance is PWYC at the door (pay what you can, suggested donation of $15) with all proceeds benefiting the community tour program. If you want to guarantee yourself a seat up front, limited preferred general seating can be purchased in advance for $15/ticket.
Details and tickets available at www.theatre3x60.ca.