Helen Belay in 'Heaven' for The Citadel Theatre (2021) © Janice Saxon
Theatre Drama Comedy Youth
  • In-person event

  • English
  • Ages 12+

  • Approx. 1 hour  and  10 minutes
Performance options Start time Language Availability
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 10:30 am English Seats available

““A rom-com that opens a window onto our own history””


As Black pioneers fled the southern United States, Canadian settlements weren't just the last stop; they were considered “heaven”. In one of those settlements - Amber Valley, Alberta - sharp-witted schoolteacher Charlotte arrives from Ontario to make a better life for her and her new students. But the memories she's outrunning may threaten what she's found, and her budding friendship with widowed farmer Ezra, forever. 

  • By Cheryl Foggo
  • Director Patricia Darbasie

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