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What’s On (Calgary): بالعكس / The Opposite – Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre & Kawalease ACT

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What’s On (Calgary): بالعكس / The Opposite – Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre & Kawalease ACT


Poster design by Bianca Guimaraes de Manuel

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre and Kawalease ACT present

بالعكس / The Opposite

December 10-15, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday matinee on December 14 – 2:00 pm
707 6 St SW (the former location of Masters Pub)
Suggested ticket price $15 – buy online: https://theopposite.brownpapertickets.com

Between November 4, 2015 and February 29, 2016, Canada resettled more than 25,000 Syrian refugees, following the outbreak of civil war. But what if war arrived much closer to home? What if Calgary became a warzone, and we were all forced to flee our homes and become refugees?

In this provocative theatre experience, Kawalease ACT (Arab Canadian Theatre) invites audiences to ask these hard questions, and see the world as a refugee. بالعكس / The Opposite, by Sleman Aldib, aims to help Canadians feel what it means to be a refugee, what it means to leave your country in a hard situation, to leave everything behind and start anew.

This is a participatory show (you will be asked to do things!) that we originally supported through the Provocation Series at the 2018 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists. Now, we’re thrilled to co-present a refreshed and revised version of بالعكس / The Opposite!

Visit www.swallowabicycle.com for more information.

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