Tuesday-Saturday at 7pm
Saturday-Sunday at 2pm
(no 2pm on the 15th)
All Tickets $25
Limited PWYC Available Oct 22 & 23
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West
It is a starving time, with little food to last the long winter. The forest is cold, giant monsters haunt the darkness, and now that we’re here we’re all stuck together - forever.
Abequa has running disease and can’t find her father. Becky needs Jonathan to sell a poem. Jonathan’s new freedom has alarming effects on his poetry. William thinks if he’s more like Jonathan, Mary will love him. Mary wants to follow God’s calling and live as a shepherd nun in the forest.
And the stranger is terrifying, but misses a lot of social cues.
When Mary and Becky decide to flee religious persecution, poverty, and despair in England they end up in a land much less romantic than even their husbands. What they don’t know is that something is hunting them. Something worse than an animal or a spirit. And when it catches them they will be trapped here forever. Stuck together for eternity for no reason other than desperation and circumstance, just like the rest of us.
Even This Old Town Was A Forest is a fictional story based on the real people acting it out on stage that asks “how could we all be friends and share a space and life together if we were in the Canadian wilderness of the 18th Century?”
BIrdtown and Swanville
Aurora Stewart de Peňa
Jon Blair, William Ellis, Cara Gee, Donna Maloney, Naomi Skwarna, Norman Yeung
Sofia Bohdanowicz, Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea, Vanessa Fischer, Allie Marshall, Kristina McNamee, Alia O’Brien, James Vanderklein, Andrew Zukerman
media contact: Mark Aikman
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