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by Aksam Alyousef

Co-Produced by Hagar Collective, Pleiades Theatre,

and Canadian Arabic Orchestra – Maple Arts

In a world marred by turmoil and desperation, ‘HAGAR‘ unfolds the gripping odyssey of a determined mother striving to find safety with her infant son. Amidst the chaos of a war-torn Syria, the play delves into the shadows of our troubled reality, exposing the vulnerability and resiliency of refugee women in a ruthless world.

Co-produced by Hagar Collective, Pleiades Theatre, and Canadian Arabic Orchestra – Maple Arts

Arabic Performances: Friday, November 10 at 7:30pm and Saturday, November 11 at 2:00pm

Q+A with creative team following both Saturday performances

Audience Advisory: This play deals with described and/or enacted violence, both physical and sexual, in the context of war. There are sound effects of gunfire. This may be especially triggering for some patrons.


A play by Aksam Alyousef
Performed by Amena Shehab
Directed by Morgan Norwich
Stage Management and Sound Design by Heather Bellingham
Lighting Design by Mathilda Kane
Projection Design by Alexander Boldt
Production Management by Emma Westray

From November 8
to November 12, 2023

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Decide with Suggested Amounts at $10, $15, $20, $25


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Wednesday, November 8 – 7:30pm (Preview – ENGLISH)

Thursday, November 9 – 7:30pm (Opening – ENGLISH)

Friday, November 10 – 7:30pm (ARABIC)

Saturday, November 11 – 2pm (ARABIC)*

Saturday, November 11 – 7:30pm (ENGLISH)*

Sunday, November 12 – 2pm (ENGLISH)

*Please Note: This performance will be followed by a Q+A with the Creative Team.

This performance is 50 minutes