Canada’s seniors are the link between our country’s past and future, and their insights are an important part of Canada’s 150 commemorations.
That's why Canada’s Seniors: Our Roots, Our Future has been co-created by the Our Voices group of 16 local seniors, with playwright Catherine Frid of Puslinch Township. The group has been meeting weekly since April, telling stories and improvising scenes, and is now in rehearsal for the show with director Alexandra Lent, Artistic Director of Guelph’s To Be Determined Theatre company.
The play’s scenes explore, among other things: the joys and pitfalls of the cell phone age; how families have changed; and even a Utopian vision of the future. This comedic, poignant and insightful show also includes a new song co-created with composer James Gordon.
The Our Voices group is sponsored by Eramosa Eden Retreat Centre, and Canada’s Seniors: Our Roots, Our Future is funded by the Guelph Community Foundation’s Canada 150 initiative and the Ontario Arts Council, with support from Guelph/Eramosa Township, Long & McQuade, and Guelph Little Theatre. A portion of all proceeds will go to support the Eden Mills Community Hall.
This is the Our Voices group’s second production. Their first show, Our Voices: Senior Selfies, played to sold-out houses at the same Hall in 2014, reserve your tickets early! Tickets are $15, cash at the door.