Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children

May 9th to 19th, 2019

  • All gender washrooms
  • Wheelchair accessible

“At our time of life we simply cannot deal with this shit.”

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

★ ★ ★ ★

"A richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work.... Kirkwood is the most rewarding dramatist of her generation."

Paul Taylor, The Independent

★ ★ ★ ★

"This is sci-fi kitted out with real people, real dilemmas, real scope."

Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out

TICKETS

Tickets are available in advance on a Pay What You Can basis via TicketHalifax. If the amounts listed are not accessible to you, or you would like to pay in cash, please email karen.e.gross@gmail.com.

Tickets at the door will be $30 general or $20 underwaged.

OPENING ACTS

Each performance of The Children is preceded by a unique opening act beginning at 7 pm Tuesday - Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday. See each performance page for details.

TEAM

Laura Vingoe-Cram, director

Martha Irving as Hazel
Mauralea Austin as Rose
Lee J. Campbell as Robin

Stephen Osler, set designer
Patricia Vinluan, set design assistant
Vicky Williams, lighting designer
Tori Morrison, sound designer
Andrea Ritchie, costume designer
Veronique MacKenzie, choreographer

Patricia Vinluan, production manager
Christine Oakey, stage manager
Karen Gross, producer
Rena Thomas, associate producer and videographer
Justin Thomas, graphic designer

THANKS

Keep Good (Theatre) Company gratefully acknowledges funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia that makes this project possible.

This production takes place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

As a settler-run organization Keep Good (Theatre) Company is committed to participating in reconciliation efforts. During the run of The Children, we encourage you to attend the screening of The Water Protector's Journey and Q & A with filmmaker Eliza Knockwood at 7 pm on May 15.

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children (Preview) + Craft Night

Thu, May 9 at 7pm

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7 PM - CRAFT NIGHT

Join us for an eco-friendly craft night, materials provided.

8 PM - THE CHILDREN (PREVIEW)*

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

* A preview performance is a full performance of the play where the director and designers are in attendance. They may make final adjustments between the preview performance and the opening night. This audience gets to be the first to see the show.

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children (Opening Night) + Electro Jacques Therapy

Fri, May 10 at 7pm

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7 PM - ELECTRO JACQUES THERAPY

Combining operatic vocals, string loops, hair raising flasetto, and a haunting violin that send chills through the spine, EJT is a project that is moving forward with a natural force like the very influence where it stems from, deep in the springs of the forests in Cape Breton where Jacques Mindreau makes his home.

8 PM - THE CHILDREN

What does it mean to take responsibility? 

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices. 

9:30 PM - OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

Join the cast and crew after the performance for snacks in the lobby. 

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children + The Big Sing

Sat, May 11 at 7pm

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7 PM - THE BIG SING

The Big Sing is a drop-in singing event open to anyone who’s ever sung arias in the shower, pop songs on a road trip, or rock’n roll while vacuuming. Come share the voice you have. 

8 PM - THE CHILDREN

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children + Whale Story

Sun, May 12 at 1pm

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1 PM - WHALE STORY

Join Indigenous Grandmother, Elizabeth Marshall as she shares her story Whale Tale: The Journey Home which grew from true events and a profound spiritual experience with a Hump Back Whale family at Auld’s Cove on November 3rd, 2017 at the Canso Causeway on the North East Atlantic Ocean Waters.

2 PM - THE CHILDREN

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children + Physics Demo: Nuclear Power

Tue, May 14 at 7pm

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7 PM - PHYSICS DEMO: NUCLEAR POWER

Join Colin Lee for an interactive physics demonstration about nuclear power, geiger counters and the fascinating qualities of radiation.

8 PM - THE CHILDREN

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children + The Water Protector's Journey: film screening and Q&A with the filmmaker

Wed, May 15 at 7pm

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7 PM - THE WATER PROTECTOR'S JOURNEY: FILM SCREENING AND Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKER

From the filmmaker, Eliza Knockwood:

Come join us as we take you on a most intimate and personal journey along the Sipekne’katik River, which leads us to a sacred island known to the Mi’kmaq as the traditional campsite of Glooscap's grandmother. This is where we experience the vastness of what we are protecting and receive teachings from our Water Protectors and Grassroots Grandmothers.

8 PM - THE CHILDREN

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children + Accessible Yoga Class

Thu, May 16 at 7pm

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7 PM: ACCESSIBLE YOGA CLASS

Join yoga instructor Rena Thomas for a 45 min yoga class sitting in chairs. This class is designed to be accesible to differently abled bodies and fun for all ages! We will work with strengthening small muscle groups and increasing dexterity.

Please note that this yoga class has limited capacity. Although there is no extra cost beyond your PWYC admission to the play, after you book your ticket to the play you must also email karen.e.gross@gmail.com to sign up for yoga. 

8 PM: THE CHILDREN

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children + Earth Aware Market Opening

Fri, May 17 at 7pm

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7 PM - EARTH AWARE MARKET OPENING

Join us for the opening of a pop up market of art, food, and other eco-friendly products in the lobby of the Bus Stop Theatre. There will be free samples and live music. The market will continue throughout the weekend.

8 PM - THE CHILDREN

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children + Earth Aware Market + Special Guest

Sat, May 18 at 7pm

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7 PM - EARTH AWARE MARKET

Browse our eco-friendly pop up market in the lobby of the Bus Stop Theatre. 

**Stay tuned for an announcement of a limited capacity special event.**

8 PM - THE CHILDREN

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.

Keep Good (Theatre) Company presents The Children + Brunch by Inner Light Kitchen + Earth Aware Market

Sun, May 19 at 1pm

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1 PM - PLANT BASED (FISH & CHIPS) BRUNCH

Coco Harris and Justin Andrews of Inner Light Kitchen serve a plant-based version of a British classic meal, Fish & Chips (gluten-free option, contains soy). Brunch takes place off site at Radstorm (a one minute walk to the Bus Stop Theatre).

Please note that the brunch has limited capacity. Although there is no additional cost beyond your pay what you can contribution for the play, you must reserve your spot separately by emailing karen.e.gross@gmail.com.

1 PM - EARTH AWARE MARKET

Browse our eco-friendly pop up market in the lobby of the Bus Stop Theatre.

2 PM - THE CHILDREN

What does it mean to take responsibility?

After a nuclear meltdown, large portions of the UK are uninhabitable. In a cottage by the sea, two retired nuclear scientists tend to their cows and practise yoga until an unexpected visitor forces them to confront their choices.