OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME
Set before the rise of Black Lives Matter, OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME is a time-spanning work that tells the story of silenced Black women who organize communities, protect loved ones, battle institutions, and live each day by a ride-or-die philosophy. This first-time partnership between Cahoots and Obsidian also marks the professional playwriting debut for Amanda Parris.
Inspired by interviews conducted with individuals in Toronto and Halifax, OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME gives voice to Black women who support their men, their families and communities, even in the face of dire consequences. Set in Toronto, straddling modern day and the 1970s Black civil rights movement, the play is evocative and lyrical in its presentation of a population under siege.
Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East
October 14 – November 5, 2017
OPENING NIGHT: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
There will be an ASL interpreted performance on Friday, October 20 at 8pm
Tuesday – Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2:00pm
Tickets $37 • Previews $20 • Arts Worker & Students $25
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