Oblivion St. Laurence Church and the Wisdom Centre are pleased to be working with St. Stephens Anglican Church and Knox Presbyterian to bring two performances of a play by Jonathan Brower, Oblivion. Oblivion is a semi-autobiographical story that beautifully portrays the complexities surrounding faith and queer identity. Paralyzed by his past, Tim stands at a crossroad where he must decide the future of this faith before it destroys him. Act One is a 60-minute staged reading where professional actors interpret the play with the script in their hands.Act Two is a conversation with the audience. In past performances, the conversation has lasted 30-60 minutes but exact timing is up to the presenter. This act allows for reflection, feedback and dialogue and is an opportunity for audience members to tell their own stories, ask questions of the artists, and digest what they have just witnessed together.
Please join us for one of two performances. Friday, April 15th at St. Stephens Anglican Church- doors open at 7:30 pm and show at 8:00 pm or Saturday, April 16th at Knox Presbyterian Church (304 37 St. SW) – performance at 10:30 am followed by light lunch and discussion. Admission to both performances is by donation. For more information see http://thirdstreet.ca/current-season/oblivion-tour/
Download an Oblivion Poster here
“The piece speaks to everyone, no matter orientation, age or background”
~ Samantha MacDonald, Lunchbox Theatre Associate Artistic Producer
“Raw, authentic, and worth seeing. If you are battling between your true self and your faith, you must watch oblivion. You are not alone.” ~ Pace Anhorn, Hillhurst United Church Youth Leader
“There wasn’t a dry eye in the place…meaningful and timely. As we as societies, cultures, and religious groups wrestle with understanding and acceptance, this is the story that will build those bridges.”
~ Sarah T, Third Street Theatre patron