Event type: Ages 10+
Green Light Arts presents
JUNE 17-21, 2020 | Wed-Sat 7:30PM, Sun 2:00PM
An old-time tent revival for our post-truth world.
Let’s be honest with each other: how are you doing? Are you behind on your emails? Are you worried? Afraid? Lost?
You are not alone. And all are invited to Pearle Harbour's Chautauqua, where connection is the cure for what ails ya. Gather under the milky folds of our beautiful Tent. Be sheltered from the inharmony of these tough times. Catch your breath. Speak your Truth. Feeeeel the People Power, you betcha!
Chautauqua (“shh - tock - wah”) is a multi-award-winning, immersive extravaganza: part cabaret, part tragicomedy, part tent revival. There's music, sing-a-longs, puppet shows, and even an exorcism! The world may be falling apart, but Pearle will show you that there's more that unites us than divides us.
"So what is a good old-fashioned Chautauqua? ...I could tell you how we used t be born into communities, and we had to make an individual of ourselves... but these days, you come into the world completely and utterly individual, and you have to struggle to find community." -- Pearle Harbour
AWARDS + PRAISE:
WINNER: Audience Choice Award (SummerWorks)
WINNER: Outstanding Solo Performance (My Entertainment World)
WINNER: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Design (NOW Magazine)
"A+++++++ ... This is everything I want to see, everything I want hear, everything I want to be... Go. Go now. We need hope in this world and this is an unending source." (My Entertainment World)
"NNNN ... Who knew that a show performed by a drag queen in a recreation of an old-time tent revival could act as a balm for souls anxiously living in an age of economic, ecological and political uncertainty? And while many shows employ audience interaction and participation, this is one of the few I've seen where the practice encourages a sense of community healing and togetherness." (NOW)
"Her followers were like putty in her hands." 3/4 stars (Toronto Star)
“Engaging, entertaining, enlightening… It’s just the thing we need right now.” (Life With More Cowbell)
"Pearle Harbour is the very definition of letting it rip." (My Gay Toronto)
$20 | General Admission (plus HST)
$15 | Student / Senior (65+) (plus HST)*
AT THE DOOR
$25 | General Admission (plus HST)
$20 | Student / Senior (65+) (plus HST)*
* Please bring ID with you to the theatre
Wed. June 17 | 7:30pm
Thurs. June 18, 2020 | 7:30pm
Fri. June 19, 2020 | 7:30pm
Sat. June 20, 2020 | 7:30pm
Sun. June 21, 2020 | 2:00pm
The Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
36 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3
Queen Street North Parking Lot
FREE PARKING after 5pm Mon-Sat, and all-day Sun
Ontario Street South Parking Lot
FREE PARKING after 5pm Mon-Sat, and all-day Sun
Duke and Ontario Parking Garage
Mon-Sat 0 - 2 hrs $3.30, $1.70 per 1/2 hr thereafter, Sun - FREE
Closest LRT stops to the Conrad Centre are KITCHENER CITY HALL STATION, FREDERICK STATION, and QUEEN STATION
The Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts is equipped with an accessible front entrance off King Street (power doors) and an elevator in the lobby to accommodate persons requiring mobility assistance. Guide dogs or other service animals are welcome to accompany patrons to a performance. We welcome all patrons with disabilities, and those who are accompanied by a support person. Support persons accompanying a ticket holder with a disability will be provided with a complimentary ticket. Please contact Carin Lowerison (email: email@example.com | phone: 226-444-8011) to coordinate the details of your visit.
Written and Performed by Justin Miller
Directed by Byron Laviolette with Rebecca Ballarin
Accompaniment and Composition by Steven Conway
Dramaturgy by Sandra Balcovske
Sound Design and Composition by Deanna H. Choi
Production Design by Joe Pagnan
Tent by Haley Reap
Puppets by Jesse Byiers
Lighting Design by Jareth Li
ABOUT THE PRESENTER, GREEN LIGHT ARTS
Founded in 2014 by Matt White and Carin Lowerison, Green Light Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company based in Waterloo Region. Our mission is to develop, produce and present entertaining, challenging, and unique theatre experiences that engage and inspire audiences to make the world a better place. We strive to cultivate a relevant artistic voice in contemporary society and use theatre as the beginning of a conversation to encourage audiences towards positive social change.
To date, Green Light Arts has delivered 20 theatrical projects to Waterloo Region. Their recent co-production, Guarded Girls, commissioned from Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman and developed with Tarragon Theatre, won the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore award for Outstanding New Play. Other projects for the 2019-20 Season include: A Very Leila Christmas (Dec 11-15, 2019), Sudden Death (Jan 23-Feb 2, 2020), and two plays in-development: (m)otherhood and Anywhere But Here.
Our vision is that professional, contemporary, and experimental theatre will be strongly associated with Waterloo Region's cultural identity. And that the artform of theatre will have new relevance and urgency in modern society.
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Cutoff is Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:29 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.