Upcoming DTC Show Benefiting the Theresa Foundation – May 10 to 13

On MAY 10, the DAWSON THEATRE COLLECTIVE will debut its 10th Anniversary play:

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For the past 10 years, The Dawson Theatre Collective has produced the compelling and original plays: HomoSimian (2016) This Is Not a Drill (2015), Looking For Virgil Swift (2014), Hamlette: The Melancholy Dame (2013), Lysistrata (2012), Not Julius Caesar (2011), A Midsummer Night’s Kick-Ass Dream (2010), Rhinoceros (2009), and Uphill Both Ways (2008).

In our exciting student-written play Oedipus Rox, this year’s 35-member cast offers up a hilarious and heartbreaking take on a timeless masterpiece. Sophocles’ 2,500 year old murder mystery tells the tragic story of a man cursed by a dreadful fate that he has done nothing to deserve. Or has he? Set in Thebes, the “wild west” of ancient Greece, Oedipus solves the riddle of the bewitching Sphinx and is rewarded with the crown and the widow of the former king. But the terrible prophecy he flees continues to haunt him. As he tries to save his city from plague, he runs headlong into his own destiny. Will his search for the truth save his city or lead to its ultimate destruction? Oedipus Rox is a love story about free will versus fate and blindness versus sight. Can we ever truly see the path we are meant to take? Can we choose to go a different way? At what cost?

Whether you love the original play or if it haunts you like a curse from high school English class, we guarantee you’ll enjoy the DTC’s reimagining, replete with feuding Greek gods, gender-shifting prophets, and even an appearance by Sigmund Freud himself. Featuring student-composed original music and lyrics, Oedipus Rox promises to be our most inventive and unforgettable production to date.

Created by: Alex Covelli, Takeshi Fukushima, Ann Lambert, Jasper Round, MasonRost
Music & Lyrics: Jasper Round, Erin Dunlop, CheyenneSchaub
Directed by: Ann Lambert
May 10 & 11 at 8pm & May 13 @ 2 & 8 pm /$10 Students & Seniors/ $15 General
@ The New Dawson Theatre/2000 Atwater

To Reserve: dawsontheatrecollective2017@gmail.com or Text/Voicemail Sam @ 438-838-8518
***For text message or voicemail: Please specify the name under which the tickets are to be reserved, number of tickets, which show you wish to attend. Reserved tickets will be held up to 15 minutes before the show and then released to the general public. So please be 30 minutes early***

The Benefit Concert Returns!

Dear Friends,

It’s that time of year again! The Theresa Foundation’s 7th Annual Benefit Concert is just around the corner. Join us for another unforgettable evening in support of the grandmothers of Mnjale village in Malawi, and its surrounding communities, in their struggle to raise children orphaned by AIDS. This year’s event will be held on:

Friday October 28th, 2016

Please save the date in your calendars now! This year’s exciting line-up features:

The Stephen Barry Band
Linda Morrison
The Burton Street Singers
The Good Buddies
Peter Kalichman, Irene Marc and Gabe Amar
The Beggar’s Band
and Bollywood Jalwa!

We have so many updates to share regarding this year’s projects and the communities that the Theresa Foundation works to support.

When: Friday, October 28, 2016
Where: Westmount Park Church, 4695 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest, Westmount, QC, H3Z 1L9 (corner Lansdowne) (Metro Vendôme)
Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the show starts at 7:30 pm.
Tickets: $25 ($15 for students)

Also, there will be a cash bar serving wine, beer and goodies! A raffle and silent auction!

And don’t be shy about wearing your Halloween costume!

Every penny we raise goes directly to funding girls’ education, farming programs, and so much more. For more information about The Theresa Foundation and to donate, please see our website: www.theresafoundation.com or our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/thetheresafoundation/ or our page with Canada Helps: www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/fondation-therese-bourque-lambert/.
We hope that you can join us again this year!

The Theresa Foundation
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