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Kitchener: “Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers, and Little Brothers” plays the Conrad Centre March 1-11
Monday, February 27, 2023
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers was developed and first produced by b current (Toronto, ON) in 2019. Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers is produced by permission of the Playwright and Marquis Literary (Colin Rivers).
Winner of the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance of an Individual in the Theatre for Young Audiences Category; Platform Presents Playwright's Prize 2021 Shortlist.
Slimm, a seventeen-year-old Black boy in a hoodie suddenly finds himself in the first moments of his afterlife.
He calls out for God. God does not respond.
What happens next is a sacred journey through the unknown, as Slimm grapples with the truth of the life he lived and the death he didn’t choose.
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers is a protest for all Black life beyond headlines and hashtags, a prayer for all families left behind, and a promise to the community that all Black lives matter.
This presentation in Kitchener, ON by Green Light Arts is part of a 2023 Tour with stops in Winnipeg (Prairie Theatre Exchange), Montreal (Black Theatre Workshop), and Saskatoon (Persephone Theatre).
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: This play deals with racism, racialized police violence, gun violence, discussions of religion and death, racialized language, swearing, and Marijuana use. Recommended age 13+ years.
OUR FATHERS, SONS, LOVERS AND LITTLE BROTHERS
Written and Performed by MAKAMBE K SIMAMBA
Directed by DONNA-MICHELLE ST. BERNARD
Based on the world premiere production produced by b current
MARCH 1-11, 2023
Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
36 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3
RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes with NO INTERMISSION.
Wed. March 1, 2023 | 8:00PM — General Performance
Thur. March 2, 2023 | 10:30AM — Student Matinée
Fri. March 3, 2023 | 8:00PM — General Peroformance
Sat. March 4, 2023 | 8:00PM — Private Event
Sun. March 5, 2023 | 4:00PM — General Performance (pay-what-you-can)
Tue. March 7, 2023 | 8:00PM* — General Performance
Wed. March 8, 2023 | 10:30AM — Student Matinée
Thur. March 9, 2023 | 10:30AM — Student Matinée
Fri. March 10, 2023 | 8:00PM — General Performance
Sat. March 11, 2023 | 4:00PM — General Performance
For tickets visit www.greenlight-arts.com.
Photo: Makambe K. Simamba. © 2022 Cylla von Tiedemann.