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St. Catharines: Ahuri Theatre presents “This is the Point” February 14-16
Saturday, February 9, 2019
This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of two real life couples whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy.
The performance follows the story of Dan Watson (Tale of a Town, Ralph + Lina)and his wife Christina; two parents searching for the best way that their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Audiences also meet Tony, a hilarious non-verbal adult who won’t shut up and Liz, his long-time romantic partner; who grapple with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality.
Through staged conversations, theatrical reenactments, video clips and augmented communication aids these two couples draw from their personal lives to explore and debate questions of representation, companionship and whether people of different abilities can ever connect with each other on equal terms.
This new play has been developed through the two year residency program at the Theatre Centre in Toronto. It incorporates high and low tech augmented communication aids (devices used by non-verbal people to express themselves), as well as projected live video feeds, to create a heightened naturalistic style that simultaneously connects and contrasts the physical body with the technologies we use to communicate.
This is real. And this is the point.
*WARNING: MATURE CONTENT* Scenes of sexuality and violence.
Thursday 14 February at 7pm
Friday 15 February at 7pm
Saturday 16 February at 2pm (Post-play concert by The Basement Rockers consisting of young adults with a variety of exceptionalities! Coordinated by Major Progressions Music Therapy and TASC/Therapy Alternatives for Special Children Niagara.)
Saturday 16 February at 7pm (ASL Translation for Deaf and deafened audiences and Audio Description for Blind and partially sighted audiences.)
This is the Point recently won two Dora Mavor Awards for Outstanding Production and Best Ensemble. We are proud to bring you more of the best of contemporary Canadian Theatre that is funny, sexy and challenging. Just like life!
For tickets, visit firstontariopac.ca