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“Harun” Staged Reading

Thursday, May 30th @ 7:30pm  // Free Event // All Ages

“After Harun’s mother discovers he’s gay, she is killed in a tragic accident. A year later, Harun is struck with a dystopian vision and a wilting Angel comes to him with a dire warning. As he and his friends organise a counter-protest against a white-supremacist uprising, worse turns worser as the veil between the political and the spiritual thins. At its heart, “Harun” is a young man’s contemplation of his mother’s love while reconciling his disjointed and conflicting parts of self.

After a successful run at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival where the play was nominated for “Best Play (Non-Professional Category)” by Broadway World, “Harun” has been evolving and growing. It was awarded an Ontario Arts Council’s Recommender’s Grant by MTSpace Theatre to revise and expand the play, leading to a free public reading in Toronto!

“Harun is refreshingly political. It unapologetically slams a ghastly mirror to our faces, reflecting back racism, sexism, homophobia, white supremacy, pernicious stereotypes about Muslims, white fragility, and mistreatment of indigenous peoples” – 4.5/5 Stars,Janet French, Edmonton Journal.

“Infused with pathos, Harun is an arresting drama which will surely have a life in the Canadian theatre for years to come.” – Jonah Dunch, The Gateway

Join us on Thursday, May 30, at Buddies in Bad Times Chamber Space at 7:30pm to hear the newest version of “Harun.”

The reading will feature the following performers:
Rae Maitland – Stage Directions
Liana Bdewi – Nahla
Dustin Hickey – David
Griffin Cork – Henry
Hillary Warden – Maralah
Kat MacLean – Jean
Makram Ayache – Harun

*Poster Design by Sky Oleson-Cormack

The Playwright acknowledges the assistance of the 2018 Banff Playwrights Lab – a partnership between the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Canada Council for the Arts.