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Urban Tales XI
December 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
URBAN TALES XI
IMMIGRANT SONGS: FIRST XMAS IN MONTREAL
December 7th – 16th, 2017
Despite living in a country populated by people from around the world, Christmas with all the trimmings is inescapable from the day after Halloween until Santa squeezes down the chimney. For newly arrived immigrants, navigating the onslaught of religious and social customs can be overwhelming as they try to adapt to their new home while clinging to the familiar, comforting traditions and memories of home and family.
Eda Holmes Centaur’s Artistic and Executive Director said, “We are so fortunate in this city to have such a rich and diverse theatre community. With this year’s Urban Tales, we shine a spotlight on some of these incredibly versatile and talented writers and performers. I’ve heard such fun and intriguing comments about this event; I can’t wait to be initiated into my first Centaur holiday tradition!”
Here is this year’s line-up of enigmatic teasers:
Unang Pasko Sa Montreal written by Marie Barlizo, told by Kenny Wong
Midnight Mess written by Yvan Bienvenue, translated by Harry Standjofski, told by France Rolland
SanimaXmas written and told by Michaela Di Cesare
The Figurine written by Dany Laferrière, translated by Harry Standjofski, told by Patrick Abellard
The Return by Pascale Rafie, translated by Harry Standjofski, told by Deena Aziz
Smoke written and told by Harry Standjofski
$18 Seniors & Under 30
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