Following the outstanding success of his play Jabber, created with Geordie back in 2012 and seen by over 100 000 teens across North America and Europe since, recent recipient of the prestigious Siminovich prize for Excellence in Theatre, Canadian playwright Marcus Youssef returns to Geordie with The In-Between.
A play he considers a companion piece to Jabber, Youssef says that: “Over the last six years, the growth of alt-right, the rhetoric of the current US President, mass migration to Europe, and Canada’s decision to accept a relatively small number of refugees from Syria have all significantly affected our perception of immigration and what it means for a materially privileged country like ours. The In-Between imagines a single story about those events and how they may be affecting the folks in our society who, through the public school system, are most likely to experience their ramifications on a daily basis: young people.”
When Lily’s best friend Brit and the guy she likes Karim conflict over racist, anti-Muslim memes, a misunderstanding leads to a school lockdown. Lily finds herself right in the middle, forced to make hard choices about which friend’s truth she’s going to believe.
Illustrating the real-life challenges of immigration, income inequality, and fears of violence in our schools, The In-Between is a realistic, relatable exploration of the complex social circumstances students must navigate in today’s world.
Written by Marcus Youssef
Dramaturged by Emma Tibaldo
Directed by Mike Payette
Starring: Skyler Clark, Qianna MacGilchrist and Lex Roy
Set and Costume Design by Diana Uribe, Lighting Design by Tim Rodrigues, Sound Design by Rob Denton
Video Design by Amelia Scott, Choreography by Holly Greco
Production Team: Amy-Susie Bradford, Laurence Thibault, Alexandre Michaud, Kelsey Rae and Mathieu Cardin
PERFORMANCES: February 8-9-10, 2019
RELAXED PERFORMANCE: February 9 at 4pm
VENUE: Monument-National’s Studio Hydro Québec,
1182 Boul St-Laurent, Montreal
TICKETS: FREE for babies / $13.50 children / $15.00 teens / $17.50 students & seniors / $19.50 adults
Prices subject to taxes | Group rate (10 or more): 20% Off
DURATION: 60 minutes (no intermission)
BOX OFFICE & INFO: 514 845-9810 or www.geordie.ca
Geordie Theatre is Montreal’s leading English-language professional Theatre for Young Audiences, entertaining and engaging the imaginations of children and their families since 1980! Geordie celebrates the art of theatre and its impact by working with emerging and established artists from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create theatre that is provocative, relevant and enchanting; inspiring dialogue between communities, children and parents as well as teachers and students of all ages.