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#churchtoo - Theatre of the Beat tour

posted 17 Oct 2018, 21:09 by June Miller, MCA Communications   [ updated 17 Oct 2018, 21:12 ]

Theatre of the Beat is taking its new play, #ChurchToo on tour across Canada.

Two Alberta performances:

Oct 30 - Edmonton First Mennonite
Nov 2 - Calgary First Mennonite

Both show at 7pm
Pay What You Can


Artfully depicted through a variety of scenes and relationships, #ChurchToo explores the struggle of wading into the realities of sexual assault and examines the difficulties of speaking out in a community where the topic of sex is often considered taboo. Follow an array of characters through seven vignettes, each bringing to life stories about hidden trends within our church communities. From the secret relationship of a young woman and her pastor, to discriminatory church policies, all the way to bringing forth allegations against persons in power, #ChurchToo illuminates the messy dynamics that accompany the complicated truths of power and sexual abuse.

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Tickets: Pay-what-you-can at the door (suggested donation: $15/person)

Running Time: 100 minutes, no intermission
**There will be a 20 minute talkback following the performance.

Creative Team:
Director: Matt White
Dramaturg: Johnny Wideman
Stage Manager: Chad Dembski

Cast:
Megan Fowler
Brendan Kinnon
Lindsey Middleton
Robert Murphy

Playwrights:
Alison Brookins
Jonathan Brower
Joy De Vito
Carolyn (Charlie) Gray
Gary Kirkham
Megan Piercey Monafu
Hillary Rexe

Thanks to Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Church Eastern Canada for sponsoring this tour.
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Content Advisory: #ChurchToo deals with sexual misconduct, abuse, and assault. Not recommended for audiences under the age of 14.
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