Event (Calgary): Play Reading and Panel Discussion – Ghost River Theatre/ Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership

What are the Limits of Free Speech, Freedom of Religion and Tolerance?

A play excerpt reading of Ghost River Theatre’s Everything Is Terribly Nice Here and then a panel discussion: Tuesday, November 27, 7:30PM.
RSVP by Monday, November 26: This is a free event and only requires your RSVP at info@chumir.ca or 403-244-6666. Seating is limited

Presented by:
Ghost River Theatre
Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership

Panelists:
Dan Shapiro,
Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership &
Brian Seaman,
Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre
Adam Idris

Artists:
David van Belle,
playwright, co-Artistic Director, Ghost River Theatre
Eric Rose,
director, co-Artistic Director, Ghost River Theatre
Ali Momen, actor
Clinton Carew, actor
Alexa Devine, actor

This will be a play reading followed by a panel discussion and discussion on the limits of free speech, religion, and tolerance. The play excerpt is taken from the play Everything is Terribly Nice Here by David van Belle, which takes as its starting point the events surrounding the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh by radical Islamist Mohammed Bouyeri. A murder committed as reprisal for van Gogh’s highly controversial movie, Submission. Everything is Terribly Nice Here is viscerally intelligent theatre that challenges and unsettles assumptions about free speech, fundamentalism and the limits of tolerance. An audacious and highly theatrical investigation of multiculturalism, artistic freedom and the politics of all kinds of religious conviction.

The play reading is in advance of Ghost River Theatre performances of Everything is Terribly Nice Here by David van Belle. It is being presented at the Joyce Doolittle Theatre at Pumphouse Theatres from December 12-22, 2012. For tickets to the play in December, please see: http://www.ghostrivertheatre.com/

 

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