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Greystone Theatre: Unity (1918)

Posted in Arts & Culture, Students & Campus Life, Alumni
Jun 17, 2021 to Jun 19, 2021

Kevin Kerr's award-winning play offers audiences both an epic chronicle of this chapter of Canadian history, as well as a chilling reflection of our own new century.

A production of Kevin Kerr’s Unity (1918) by Greystone Theatre. Join us for special pre- and post-show events as part of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Department of Drama’s virtual 75th anniversary celebrations.

Unity (1918)
Written by Kevin Kerr
Directed by Skye Brandon

Date: June 17–19
Time: 8 pm
Location: Streamed online
Tickets: $20 general; $10 students

Purchase tickets online (on sale June 1, 2021)

In the fall of 1918, a world ravaged by four years of war was suddenly hit by a mysterious and deadly plague—the “Spanish Flu.” The illness struck not only the elderly, but also people in the prime of their lives, advancing rapidly toward mortality in its victims. As fear of the dreaded flu spreads across Saskatchewan, an area originally believed to be too distant and remote to be affected, the town of Unity begins to take drastic measures. Kevin Kerr's award-winning play offers audiences both an epic chronicle of this chapter of Canadian history, as well as a chilling reflection of our own new century.


Preshow discussion
Date:
Thursday, June 17 (opening night)
Time:
5 pm
Location: Online
Cost: Free

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In preparation for our first performance of the play, please join us for our pre-show discussion with the director of Unity (1918) and history and theatre scholars as we explore the interconnection, similarities and differences between the human, cultural and artistic response to the Spanish Influenza in 1918 and to COVID-19 in 2020-21.

Post-show talkback
Date:
Saturday, June 19 (closing night)
Time: After the show
Location: Online
Cost: Free

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Our final performance of Unity (1918) will be followed by a concluding talkback session with the director, cast, and crew of the play. The evening will end with a brief celebration closing our 75th anniversary event—and launching our next 75 years!


Learn more about the Department of Drama’s virtual 75th anniversary celebrations and browse the full list of events: https://artsandscience.usask.ca/drama/anniversary/index.php

 

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