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Simon MallettClosing Weekend for the Simon Mallet Directed World Premiere of Matthew MacKenzie’s Benefit!

Simon Mallet, Founder and Artistic Director of Downstage Theatre, directed Benefit, which is playing at the Motel Theatre in Calgary for its final weekend.


Benefit by Matthew MacKenzie

April 13 TO 30, 2016

Downstage | Calgary, AB

A gala fundraiser. An explosive secret. Everything at stake. What would you sacrifice for the greater good?

An Albertan charitable foundation that supports young girls’ education around the world is holding a glittering gala in the Rockies. At the centre of the event is Srey, a beneficiary of the Foundation’s work and their official spokesperson since she immigrated from Cambodia years before.

Her husband Greg sits in the dark in a room off the main hall, having discovered traces of an explosive secret that threatens to destroy both their relationship and the future of the thousands of girls who benefit from the Foundation’s work.