Thursday, 19 July 2018 22:01

Join the picket line and be part of the historic 1947 strike at Medalta

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Drawing on real accounts from court proceedings, newspaper articles and city council minutes, this new play by Medicine Hat resident Jay Johnson recounts the reasoning and rebellion surrounding this game-changing era in Alberta's labour history.


The performance of Medalta on Strike will lead audiences around this National Historic Site, and into the old factory quarters where the actual events of this unforgettable story took place over half a century ago.
This signature Medicine Hat presentation is being produced by FIXT POINT, (the company that brought you The Tale of a Town) and presented by The Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre in association with Medalta in the Historic Clay District.
The performance features local talents including Carolyn Freeman, Teigan Follett, and Jay Johnson. Design will be led by Medicine Hat’s Elizabeth Burritt, and the project is led by a trio of well-known Toronto artists including Deanna Jones, Sophia Perlman and Lisa
Marie DiLiberto who are staying at Medalta’s new Artist Lodge at the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Factory (Formerly I-XL) as they work with the local team to put the pieces of the play together on site at Medalta.
The company will be working for 2 weeks before putting up the performance only 2 times for limited audiences. Advance booking is advised as space is extremely limited. PWYC Tickets can be reserved at medaltaonstrike.eventbrite.ca
This site-specific show will be remounted for the public in the summer of 2019 and run in conjunction with other Medalta tours and  events.
Performance Information:  Thursday July 26, 2pm & 7pm @ Medalta (712 Medalta Ave SE)   Duration: 1 hour + post-show reception.

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