Monday, October 28, 2019

allen desnoyers | pier 21

Allen Desnoyers co-founded Pacific Theatre with me, back in 1984. He still appears in Christmas Presence from time to time, and we've got a Christmas musical in the wings that would feature Allen as performer and Musical Director. But he's pretty busy with his own company, Canadiana Musical Theatre, that tours shows to communities and schools around western Canada. His new piece, Pier 21, played an extended run right at Pier 21 itself this summer, the Halifax entry point for over a million and a half migrants coming to Canada over the past century. There's a rare opportunity to see a public performance of the show this Saturday in Tsawwassen.

by Allen Desnoyers

sat nov 2 @ 7pm
South Delta Baptist Church
1988 56 St, Tsawwassen

tickets $20 online
or $25 at the door

“With the situation in the United States the past few years and the hostility towards people who are immigrants, a play that shows what it is like for people leaving a war-torn environment has been a ‘lesson in compassion.’ People have been profoundly moved. When you start exploring the level of suffering people have gone through, you get caught up in those stories, and you start to recognize the humanity you have in common with people.” Allen Desnoyers


The performance culminates a day-long writers conference sponsored by the Surrey & White Rock chapters of The Word Guild. I'll be speaking about writing my play TOLKIEN, Allen will talk about his process in writing a dozen historical musicals, and other speakers will include David Kitz, Rose Seiler Scott, and event sponsor Jim Martens. Information and registration here

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