The Theatre Centre
Friday, December 1 – 8:00pm
Saturday, December 2 – 8:00pm ASL interpreted performance
Sunday, December 3 – 2:00pm Audio Visually described performance
This is the Point
*There is an ASL interpreted performance on December 2nd and an Audio Visually described performance on December 3rd
WINNER OF TWO DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION AND ENSEMBLE!
★★★1/2 (out of 4) “…anyone who’s feeling anxious or isolated or in need of connection can look to these four performers, who are communicating and connecting with each other, their kids and the audience — with love, above all else.” – Carly Maga, The Toronto Star
★★★ (out of 4) “This was an entirely original theatrical experience for me – watching a monologue, speaking it and being moved by it all at once.” – Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail
“A whip-smart play about, love, sex and disability in all its gritty, messy humanness.” – Lynn Slotkin
This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina, are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz is his long-time romantic partner grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality.
This is the Point addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real-life couples. With a verbatim theatre quality and physical comedy delivery, the work is a series of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments that invite an audience to consider questions of representation, the nature of companionship, and how people of different abilities can connect with each other on equal terms.
The work continues its development through the Residency program at The Theatre Centre, and will again be presented in the Franco Boni Mainspace December 1–3, 2017.