Stories about us: the movie

PLEASE TURN OUT and SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.

All screenings @ Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre, 9828 – 101A Ave

May 25th, 2010 01:16 p.m.

Rising Sun Theatre presents:

Stories About Us:

the Movie

Canada 2010, 23 min, Dir: Gerry Potter

Late DATS buses, winds that whip you
Bureaucrats who make life hard
Kids who tease and call you ‘tard
These are things that jam my wheelchair
Soak my socks and pinch my short hairs”
– excerpt from “Things that Bug Me”,

a song by Rising Sun and Joe Bird

In 2008 Rising Sun Theatre, a company mainly comprised of actors
with developmental disabilities, created and performed a play based
on their own experiences, Stories About Us. This revealing, funny
and moving production,mounted with the help of theatre
professionals,enjoyed sold-out houses and several return engagements,
and later garnered the group the Telus Award for Courage to
Innovate at the Mayor's Celebration of the Arts. 

The challenging process of creating the  play, a process fraught
with obstacles but seasoned with joy and laughter, is documented
with panache in this lively film.
Discussion and reception to follow. Pay what you can.

Rating: Parental Guidance (PG)

Screenings:

  • May 27 @ 7pm

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All screenings @ Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre, 9828 – 101A Ave

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