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Children of God

Children of God

Location:
Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time:
March 22 & 23, 2019
8:00 PM

Contact:
Box Office
604-501-5566

Category:
Arts

Community:
Whalley

Cost:
Zone A $49. Zone B $39. Zone C $29

Presented by:

Surrey Civic Theatres

Sometimes theatre can be a way to create a safe space for important conversations about complicated subjects. Children of God is an example of a provocative, issue-based story that is also a compelling and engaging piece of theatre.

In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. Inspired by First Nations music, Payette’s profoundly moving score also includes echoes of provocative Broadway masterpieces such as Fun Home and Next to Normal.

Children of God arrives in Surrey after its highly successful 2017 world premiere in Vancouver and a national tour.

Audience advisory: mature themes, strong language, and sexual content
Intended for ages 14 and up

Emotional Support Workers will be available.

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Running time is approximately 2 hours 10 minutes, including intermission
The audience will be invited to stay in the theatre for a 30-minute conversation about Reconciliation with some members of the cast.

An Urban Ink production
By Corey Payette

Show Extras

This guide was developed to assist educators and young viewers in increasing their understanding of the topics and themes presented in the play, and to spark careful conversations about them.