Personare-BearAmI Productions announces the upcoming production of And Now Birds Sing, a play about Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring. Written by local writer and environmentalist, Sheila Forsyth. Celebrate, on the forty-fifth anniversary of Rachel's death (April 14, 1964) and in honour of Earth Day, the Earth's sense of wonder.
Rachel Carson, writer and biologist, has been called the mother of the environmental movement. Her book, Silent Spring (1962), raised public awareness about pollution, the dangers of pesticides, and forever changed the landscape of public perception about industry and government. As Rachel did battle with the chemical industry, she was losing her own private war with cancer. Writer, Sheila Forsyth says, "This play goes behind the scenes of Rachel's very public fight with the chemical manufacturers, to the private trials, tribulations, jubilation and joy through the lens of a remarkable friendship with her best friend, Dorothy. I invite you to spend a magical, mystical night with Rachel and Dorothy at the edge of the sea." This gentle drama explores our connections (and disconnections) with the world around us.
And Now Birds Sing
April 29 - May 3, 2009
Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre STUDIO
1233 Wellington Street West
(Corner of Wellington and Holland)
Wed-Friday 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday 3:00 and 8:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m.
Student matinee, Thursday April 30 at noon
Starring talented local actors Ellen Manchee as Dorothy, Jen Vallance as Rachel, and Sterling Lynch as Lecturer/Stan.
Personare/BearAmI is an Ottawa-based theatre, film and arts and science education group that provides entertainment and a voice for local actors, writers and other creative personnel on environmental and social justice themes. Their vision is to develop and present contemporary plays and films (dramatic and documentary) that entertain and engage the audience, and move them to action on environmental and social issues. They also have a heart for youth and run training programs for youth, including a Green Theatre Camp in the summer (August 10-19 this summer!).
Ticket prices: $20.00 (adult), $15.00 (student and senior) + $3.00 surcharge per ticket. Two for one on April 29. Student (though anyone can attend) matinee $10.00 ($7.00 plus surcharge).
Tickets on sale at Box Office and 613-236-5196.
For more information visit www.personare-bearami.com
Offers to interested groups: tickets for a draw and opportunity to put up a booth in the upper lobby of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (first come, first served)