Friday, January 26, 2007

Full-house expected for last showing of interactive performance of “Meth”


For Immediate Release

January 25, 2007

Full-house expected for last showing of interactive performance of “Meth”

Forum Theatre creates dialogue on roots of addiction

Organizers are expecting a full-house for the last performance of its recent tour of the acclaimed interactive production of “Meth” and therefore ask the public call in their reservations as early as they can.

The BC Tour performances, co-sponsored by Native and non-Native communities’ interactive performance of “Meth” will be held at Westview Secondary School on February 28 from 7:30-9:30 PM.

Headlines Theatre with Native and non-Native participants created and performs Meth, an interactive Forum Theatre production. Communities across BC use the primal language of theatre to grapple with the human relationships and dynamics that lead to addiction, creating theatrical public dialogue in search of grassroots solutions.

A Native Elder tells Headlines that Meth use on reserves is “the new plague”. Mass media now regularly reports on the “Meth epidemic”. Addiction knows no racial or geographical boundaries, yet communities struggle to address it isolated from one another. Who are the addicted? Why? And what can be done?

25 years strong, Headlines Theatre has produced hundreds of Theatre for Living workshops and performances around the world. Recent mainstage events Here and Now (2005) and Practicing Democracy (2004) played to great critical and audience acclaim, with Practicing Democracy being honoured as Outstanding Production of the Year at the 2004 Jessie Richardson Awards.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the last performance on their BC wide tour. For reservations call 604-329-9365. Admission will be by donation.


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