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ADAPTED BY MARCIA JOHNSON
FROM THE NOVEL THE HEAVEN SHOP BY DEBORAH ELLIS
PRODUCED BY THEATRE DIRECT
RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 7-10
STUDIO | NOV. 27 - DEC. 9, 2012
Terms & Conditions of Sale
Terms and conditions of sale:
Public tickets are subject to HST (13%). A handling fee of $6 is applied to single ticket orders. Single ticket orders are subject to a service charge of $2 per ticket ($3 per ticket when purchased online). This service charge does not apply to tickets purchased in Show Combos. A handling fee of $8 is applied to Show Combo orders. All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable. Patrons who wish to avoid the handling fee may opt to purchase tickets in person at the Box Office. Tickets can be exchanged for another performance in that production with a minimum of 24 hours notice, subject to availability, for a fee of $2 per ticket (plus HST). There is no exchange fee on Show Combo orders.
For school groups, all ticket prices include HST. No per ticket service charge applies. A handling fee of $5 is applied to each order. One FREE teacher/supervisor ticket is provided for every 20 student tickets purchased.
After losing her parents to HIV/AIDS, 13 year-old Binti Phiri journeys to her grandmother’s village where she finds the remarkable old woman in charge of a whole group of other orphans. Through the wisdom and caring of her grandmother, Binti discovers a new understanding of the power of family and community – and the necessity of hope when despair is all around. This Dora Award-nominated anthem to life, told through drama and African music and dance, is a tribute to the courage and determination of youth.
- CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS:
Canadian and World Studies, Health and Physical Education (The Societal Implications of Issues Related to HIV/AIDS), Equity and Inclusive Education
- CHARACTER EDUCATION CONNECTIONS:
Co-operation, Empathy, Fairness, Kindness & Caring, Respect
Courage, Responsibility to Community, HIV/AIDS Awareness
|Original Director||ahdri zhina mandiela|
|Set and Costume Design||Melanie McNeill|
|Lighting Designer||Joseph Patrick|
|Music and Movement||Mxolisi Welcome Ngozi|
|Adapted by||Marcia Johnson|
|Based on the Novel
The Heaven Shop by
|Stage Manager||Elizabeth McDermott|
|Cast||Kanika Ambrose, Starr Domingue, Thomas Olajide, Dienye Waboso|