THE ROAD TO PARADISE
NOVEMBER 14 - 28
“A drama that features the voices of characters who rarely have their stories told on Canadian mainstages”
— Calgary Herald
CROW’S THEATRE + HUMAN CARGO
A child suicide bomber in Pakistan, a Canadian soldier in Kandahar, an Afghan immigrant in Toronto. Three worlds collide in this play about love and loss in the time of war.
Based on interviews conducted with families of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Pakistan Army, and the Taliban, The Road to Paradise is presented in English/Dari with a cast of Canadian, Afghan and Pakistani actors, and explores how the war in Afghanistan is affecting the lives of women and children.
Surtitles will translate all Dari dialogue into English. Following the world premiere at Buddies, the production will tour to the Aga Khan Museum on December 2 at 8pm.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre proudly welcomes a Crow’s Theatre presentation of a Human Cargo production
THE ROAD TO PARADISE
by JONATHAN GARFINKEL & CHRISTOPHER MORRIS
conceived by HUMAN CARGO
directed by CHRISTOPHER MORRIS
starring BEAU DIXON, CHRISTINE HORNE, ANDREW LAWRIE, CHERI MARACLE, SAMIYA MUMTAZ, PARWIN MUSHTAEL and SANJAY TALWAR
set & costume design by GILLIAN GALLOW
lighting design by MICHELLE RAMSAY
sound design by RICHARD FEREN
technical directors KAITLIN HICKEY & ANDREW LEEKE
stage manager ELIZABETH MCDERMOTT
apprentice stage manager KELSEY RUTLEDGE
Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8:00pm // Sunday at 2:30pm // All previews at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 14 // 8pm (preview)
Sunday, November 15 // 8pm (preview)
Tuesday, November 17 // 8pm (opening night)
Wednesday, November 18 // 8pm
Thursday, November 19 // 8pm
Friday, November 20 // 8pm
Saturday, November 21 // 8pm
Sunday, November 22 // 2:30pm
Tuesday, November 24 // 8pm
Wednesday, November 25 // 8pm
Thursday, November 26 // 8pm
Friday, November 27 // 8pm
Saturday, November 28 // 2:30pm
Saturday, November 28 // 8pm
run time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, no intermission
talkbacks: after every performance, in the theatre
panel discussion: cancelled
Human Cargo has brought together theatre artists from different cultural backgrounds to create original, multi-lingual productions. To date, Human Cargo has worked in Nunavut, Iceland, Greenland, Israel, The Palestinian Territories, The Republic of Georgia, CFB Petawawa, Pakistan, Afghanistan and China. They’re production Night has toured extensively across Canada and internationally.
Founded in 1983, Crow’s Theatre is nationally recognized as a daring, award-winning contemporary theatre company. Crow’s has toured across Canada and abroad with many of the country’s most memorable works, including A Short History of Night, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, I, Claudia, Eternal Hydra, SEEDS, Someone Else and Winners & Losers. Buddies audiences will remember Crow’s Theatre form such recent productions as Anton Piatigorsky’s Eternal Hydra and Darran O’Donnell’s [boxhead].
Ways to Save
Whether you want to see just one show or keep coming back for more, Buddies has affordable ticket options that are right for you. We have Rush Tickets during the week and Pay-What-You-Can shows every Sunday. We also have $25 tickets to almost every show for folks who buy their tickets early, and you can save even more when you sign up for Buddies Rewards.
Su $32 advance or PWYC at the door
Su $27 advance or PWYC at the door