Eviction of the Stuart Block
January 5th, 2012 — 7:00pm
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, Central Library, 2nd floor, 616 Macleod Trail SE
Cost: Pay what you can
Part of the 26th annual High Performance Rodeo (www.hprodeo.ca). in partnership with One Yellow Rabbit Theatre.
Presented with support from First Calgary Financial.
On 7th Avenue SW, off the C-Train tracks, sits a century-old building known as the Stuart Block. Over the years, it's been home to the most eclectic gathering of Calgarians imaginable... but now, it sits empty. Returning to the High Performance Rodeo, This Is My City unites a collective of professional artists and homeless Calgarians to explore a hundred years of evictions in this new, live radio play. Listen to the stories of Stuart Block residents experiencing the last few minutes in their homes before being evicted, celebrating their time in the space and mourning its loss. This unique creation explores the timeless theme of house and home, through comedy, drama and music. This production is presented in partnership with One Yellow Rabbit Theatre.
The Eviction of the Stuart Block project is created by This is My City artist-mentors Col Cseke, Onalea Gilbertson, and Ellen Close with The Mustard Seed Drama Club and The Drop-In Centre Singers. Travel through the decades while witnessing personal accounts of eviction from the Stuart Block. Encounter residents of various time periods in the throes of the last few minutes in their homes before being evicted, celebrating their time and mourning their loss. Featuring a remarkable cast of homeless Calgarians exploring the timeless theme of house and home through comedy, drama, music, and new visual art.
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