Last week of Refuge

Here’s what reviewers are saying:

“A powerful and relevant work” – Jay Minter, On The List

“Donna Spencer…brings together a skillful, sensitive cast.” – Jo Ledingham

“Refuge is a genuine eye-opener, and Donna Spencer’s production gives full value to its concerns. The acting is excellent… “ – Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun

“I don’t remember the last time I saw such raw despair on-stage” – Colin Thomas

There are 6 more chances to see this powerful play

Today’s matinee is PWYC, so get here early to guarantee a good seat!

Opening Night

Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of Refuge. We had some very special guests in attendance including playwright Mary Vingoe, Hon. Sen. Mobina Jaffer, and Yasin Kiragga of the African Descent Society of BC.

Yasin Kiragga, Nicola Lipman, and David Petersen
Larry Ho, Ines Ortner, Stephen Heatley, and James Irving
Mary Vingoe with Aadin Church
Angela Moore, Robert Moloney, Yasin Kiragga, guest, Mary Vingoe, Donna Spencer, and Almaz Assefa
Sen Mobina Jaffer, Donna Spencer, Almaz Assefa, and Yasin Kiragga
Elliott James with Frank Zotter

Help Bring Students to REFUGE

Canada has become a beacon for refugees leaving war torn countries, poverty and oppression to find a safe refuge for their families. As numbers of refugees crossing the border increase in this era of actions by the current U.S. President, we need to consider how we, as Canadians, respond to this need. How do we show our support while creating a balance? Our goal is to make this production of REFUGE available to students across the lower mainland and we need your help to make this happen!

The Firehall Arts Centre has set a goal of $6000 in order to offer subsidized  tickets to high school, college, and university students who have limited funds to access the arts. It is important that students are exposed to and included in discussions regarding the social, cultural, political, and economic integration of refugees.

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