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October 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
New location: Fort York Blue Barracks
A freely reimagined adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V
“May we cram
Within this concrete arch the very chaos
That did affright the air at Queen and Spadina?”
Henry G20 is a freely reimagined adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V.
Set in Toronto, this production erupts on the streets during the G20 protests of 2010 – the battle between civilian protestors & the militarized police force.
Conceived and directed by Christine Brubaker, adapted by Christine Brubaker and Constantine Anastasakis, and produced by Neta J. Rose, Henry G20 lands itself in the chaos and violence that exploded in our streets, and dives headfirst into the questions that still linger almost ten years later.
On October 27 Henry G20 will have its first public reading at The Bentway Strachan Gate Amphitheatre, followed by a Post Show Panel Discussion and Talk Back with artists, scholars and activists. The panel includes, activist and scholar, Lesley Wood; Rob De Luca, lawyer with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association; Sharmeen Khan, journalist, activist, and member of the Toronto Community Mobilization Network; and Alok Mukherjee, author of Excessive Force. The panel will be moderated by Nikki Shaffeeullah, artist, community-engaged activist, facilitator and artistic director of The AMY Project.
**ADMISSION IS FREE FOR THIS EVENT**
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Fort York Blue Barracks
1pm: Public reading of Henry G20
3pm: Talkback with Panelists Lesley Wood, Rob de Luca and Alok Mukherjee
This piece is being supported through the generous assistance of the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts and the University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts. Research assistance provided by Aldona Jaworksa.