Lela and Co

Lela & Co.

Produced by Discord and Din Theatre in association with Seventh Stage Productions

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
September 21–October 8, 2017

Tickets: Student $15 | Weekday Matinee $15 | Senior/Arts Worker $20 | Adult $30 | Gala Fundraiser $75 | Sunday PWYC
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****4 stars “A devastating critique of patriarchal violence.”
- London Guardian

****4 stars “It is as if you are present for a one-time-only reckoning. A flawless piece of work.”
- Chicago Tribune

****4 stars “A bracing portrait of violence, misogyny and human trafficking.”
- Time Out Magazine Chicago

First produced in 2015 at the Royal Court Theatre in London, Lela & Co. is a timely and gut-wrenching play about women’s worth in a capitalist world.

And as for what came next, things unspoken and untold until now, Lela’s story untold in its entirety, it happened like this…

Based on a true story, Lela & Co. gives space for a woman to be able to tell her story of being brought into sex trafficking by her husband during a time of war. Starting off as a seemingly innocuous telling by Lela of her childhood, Lela & Co. dives headfirst into this while also exploring “truth” in storytelling, who gets to tell whose story, and the resiliency of the human spirit.

Director: Melissa-Jane Shaw
Featuring: Jenna Harris and Graham Cuthbertson
Scenographer: Claire Hill
Lighting Designer: Jazz Kamal
Sound Designer: Verne Good
Stage Manager: Laurie Merredew
Production Manager: Pip Bradford
Associate Producer and Education Coordinator: Brittany Kay

deals with mature subject matter. For specific trigger warnings, please contact the box office directly.

Performance Dates
Thursday, September 21 – 8:00pm Preview
Friday, September 22 – 8:00pm Opening
Saturday, September 23 – 2:00pm
Saturday, September 23 – 8:00pm
Sunday, September 24 – 2:00pm – PWYC
Tuesday, September 26 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, September 27 – 8:00pm
Thursday, September 28 – 8:00pm – Gala Fundraiser
Friday, September 29 – 8:00pm
Saturday, September 30 – 2:00pm
Saturday, September 30 – 8:00pm
Sunday, October 1 – 2:00pm – PWYC
Tuesday, October 3 – 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 4 – 11:00am Student Matinee
Wednesday, October 4 – 8:00pm
Thursday, October 5 – 8:00pm
Friday, October 6 – 8:30pm
Saturday, October 7 – 2:30pm
Saturday, October 7 – 8:30pm
Sunday, October 8 – 2:30pm – PWYC

Women in Arts & Activism Gala Fundraiser
$75

7pm: Women in Arts & Activism Panel with Zoie Palmer (actor: Lost Girl, Dark Matter), Alex Lalonde (Producer: The Whistleblower, Women in Film & Television board), Rosa Laborde (Governor General nominated playwright and actor). Moderated by Lela & Co. Director Melissa-Jane (MJ) Shaw.
Light refreshments will be served. Cash bar.

8pm: Show

9:30pm: Post-show talkback with cast and director of Lela & Co. and representative from Covenant House