DRAYTON – Drayton Leisure is providing “a hilarious and poignant comedy that celebrates the various tapestry of Canada” on stage subsequent month.
A Chinese language pupil, a Jamaican fast serve supervisor, an Indian customer support consultant, and a 17 year-old Syrian refugee stroll right into a curling membership…
What begins as an amusing setup quickly evolves right into a shifting comedy about immigration, group, and nationwide id, theatre officers state in a June 19 press launch.
The New Canadian Curling Membership will play for 3 weeks, from July 13 to 29 on the Drayton Pageant Theatre.
Impressed by a neighborhood refugee resettlement program, a small city organizes a Study-to-Curl class to welcome newcomers. However when its organizer slips on the ice and breaks her hip, the rink’s ice maker and former champion roller Stuart MacPhail is compelled to step in as head coach. Bother is, Stuart has some sturdy opinions about immigrants.
“What follows is an inspiring and hilarious story of a gaggle of unlikely athletes who face off towards native prejudice and declare their id as ‘new Canadians,’” theatre officers state.
“That is an extremely related play proper now, and we’re proud to be presenting it as a part of our season,” says Drayton Leisure inventive director and CEO Alex Mustakas.
“The New Canadian Curling Membership will make you snigger out loud, whereas additionally taking you on an emotional journey via a number of the struggles that newcomers face, and questioning what it means to be a “new Canadian.”
Teaching the group is director Jane Spence. Spence has directed productions at Theatre Orangeville, Crimson Sandcastle Theatre, Compass Theatre and is the Lighthouse Pageant’s first inventive affiliate, and might be directing two productions of their 2023 summer season season.
All the solid are making their Drayton Leisure debuts with this manufacturing.
Common efficiency tickets are $55 for adults, $34 for youth below 20 years of age.
Tickets could also be bought by calling the Field Workplace at 519-638-5555 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866), or on-line at draytonentertainment.com.