There couldn’t be a more fitting performance for Remembrance Day — the story of a Nuu-chah-nulth Nation member from Vancouver Island, fighting on the not-so-quiet Western Front during the First World War.
Our own Liane Faulder notes, ‘The play weaves a complex array of connections into a story that moves briskly… [Half-Blood’s] journey resonates, regardless of one’s background or culture.” The cast is all Indigenous actors, and it’s the final show, so don’t miss out on this excellent drama.
Details: 1:30 p.m. at Citadel Theatre, $57.75 at citadeltheatre.com.
Bells of Peace
Bells of Peace marks the occasion 100 years ago when church bells across Canada rang out to share the news: the First World War was finally over.
As the sun goes down, handbells will be rung by volunteers 100 times at community locations across the country to honour the sacrifices of Canadians who served in the gruesome 1914-1918 War, to make sure we remember the horrors of unchecked nationalism and war, the costs to society and the promise of peace.
In case of inclement weather, the bells will ring just inside the church doors, but will otherwise toll outside on the street corner.
Details: 4:30 p.m. at Robertson Wesley United Church (10209 123 St.), no charge
The Ghomeshi Effect
Written and directed by Ottawa-based artist Jessica Ruano and choreographed by Amelia Griffin, The Ghomeshi Effect is a documentary dance-theatre performance that tackles sexual violence in Canada, particularly how it is handled in the legal system, through an edited series of documented interviews, using dance to inform and interrogate the language used in the discussion of sexual violence.
Members of the company will give a talkback following the show, as well as discuss the history of the production, what they learned from listening to and interpreting real stories of sexual violence, and how they intend to continue this important conversation with future audiences.
Details: 7 p.m. at Myer Horowitz Theatre (8900 114 St.), $5-10 at Ticketfly
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