September 21, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Calpurnia

2022-04-27 19:30 2022-05-07 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Calpurnia

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/25457

In-person event

An NAC English Theatre/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg)/Black Theatre Workshop Co-production

Up-and-coming screenwriter Julie sees herself as a tireless warrior for the marginalized. From the safe confines of her wealthy father’s Forest Hill home, she undertakes to rewrite one of the most beloved novels of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird, from the perspective of the Finch family’s Black maid, Calpurnia. Julie aims to show that White novelist Harper Lee could not...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
April 27 - May 7, 2022
7:30 pm

April 2022

  1. Apr 27 2022
    Wednesday

    7:30pm

  2. Apr 28 2022
    Thursday

    7:30pm

  3. Apr 29 2022
    Friday

    7:30pm

  4. Apr 30 2022
    Saturday

    7:30pm

May 2022

  1. May 1 2022
    Sunday

    7:30pm

  2. May 2 2022
    Monday
  3. May 3 2022
    Tuesday

    7:30pm

  4. May 4 2022
    Wednesday

    7:30pm

  5. May 5 2022
    Thursday

    7:30pm

  6. May 6 2022
    Friday

    7:30pm

  7. May 7 2022
    Saturday

    7:30pm

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In-person event

An NAC English Theatre/Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg)/Black Theatre Workshop Co-production

Up-and-coming screenwriter Julie sees herself as a tireless warrior for the marginalized. From the safe confines of her wealthy father’s Forest Hill home, she undertakes to rewrite one of the most beloved novels of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird, from the perspective of the Finch family’s Black maid, Calpurnia. Julie aims to show that White novelist Harper Lee could not possibly capture the character of a Black woman living under the weight of servitude. Yet simmering under the surface of Julie’s mission is a glaring hypocrisy of which she is blithely unaware.

Calpurnia is a hilarious and highly-charged look at the knots and tangles of intersectionality and allyship, exposing motives and feelings that are clear as a bell one moment, and drowning in ambiguity the next.

Proving beyond doubt that no one is perfectly right and no one is perfectly wrong, Calpurnia leaves us gobsmacked in the best possible way.

Performance dates and times to be confirmed later this fall.

Performance is approximately 2 hours including intermission

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Apr 25
Apr 26
Apr 27
  • 7:30pm
Apr 28
  • 7:30pm
Apr 29
  • 7:30pm
Apr 30
  • 7:30pm
May 1
  • 7:30pm
May 2
May 3
  • 7:30pm
May 4
  • 7:30pm
May 5
  • 7:30pm
May 6
  • 7:30pm
May 7
  • 7:30pm
May 8
Audrey Dwyer © Tanja Tiziana
  • By Audrey Dwyer
  • Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley
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