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Under Cover

by Mark Haroun
Directed by Mieko Ouchi

Touring Junior and Senior High Schools
April 11 - April 28, 2016

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On 2013's I Am for You:
"The quality of acting was exceptional! The booking process seamless! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Mary Flanagan
Diverse Learning, St martin de Porres High School, Airdrie

On 2012's Smokescreen:
“Our youth LOVE it and the staff did as well! The play was so well done - excellent acting and background research. They really captured the essence of a parent in distress, a youth in search of self, and a youth worker doing her best to help get to the bottom of the issues."
Rebecca McCaffrey
Program Coordinator, Old Strathcona Youth Society


A powerful and timely exploration of issues ripped from the headlines...

On the surface, Ella is just like any other girl wandering the halls of a Canadian High School. Although she has immigrant parents, she was raised to embrace western values. But when Ella makes the decision to wear a hijab after a life changing summer with her grandmother overseas, suddenly her religion is front and centre. Faith, fear, and acceptance are called into question, especially when Ella's friends are forced to engage with their own assumptions, stereotypes and backgrounds. A remarkable relevant play from the pen of award winning screenwriter and playwright Mark Haroun (Heartland), this play won an Edmonton Sterling Award for Outstanding Production for Young Audiences in 2011.

Our production of Under Cover is generously supported by the Edmonton Community Foundation's Vital Signs Program which in 2016 supports Active Play and Healthy Peer Relationships for youth.

Appropriate for age 13 and older.

Curriculum Ties: Social Studies: pluralism: diversity and cohesion; issues for Canadians: Governance and Rights; globalization; expressing identities. CALM: wellbeing and respect, conflict resolution, relationships. Health and Life Skills: relationship choices, personal conflict management skills. Language Arts: consider the ideas of others, analyze choices/motives of characters. Drama: appreciation for theatre as a process and art form, recognize 'theatre as a mirror of society".

Base Price: $850
55 minutes with a 5-10 minute Q & A.

Public Performances
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2pm pay-what-you-can and 7:30pm
At La Cité francophone, 8627 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury (91 St)

School Groups: $7
Public show tickets: Adults $19, Seniors/Students: $16
subject to applicable taxes and service charges.
Available from TIX on the Square 780-420-1757
or by cash at the door.

To book a show contact Concrete Theatre at 780-439-3905 or bookings@concretetheatre.ca

2016 Production Information:

Starring:
Kristen Padayas
Morgan Yamada
Liam Cody
Oscar Derkx

Directed by Mieko Ouchi
Stage Managed by JoAnna Black

Links:
Centre for Race and Culture

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