Season 2021-22

A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction

Written by Miranda Rose Hall
Directed by Rose Plotek
Featuring Warona Setshwaelo

Meet Naomi, a dramaturg who must retell the story of life on Earth, including all the great extinctions. Played by award-winning actor Warona Setshwaelo, Naomi’s journey mirrors our own as she confronts impending climate disaster with honesty, humour, and heart.

April 26 – May 15, 2022

Tickets now on sale

70 minutes
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Shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
"urgent yet playful call to action..."
“powerful, engaging, haunting, and ultimately, filled with gratitude for nature’s delicate power.”
“A lovely and impactful night of theatre.”
Toula Drimonis
"Setshwaelo delivers a personable and passionate performance that opens our eyes to the environment that surrounds us and its far-reaching repercussions."
Stuart Nulman, Montreal Times

Coming back to the theatre in a whole new way

Immerse yourself in a complete theatrical experience that explores the connection between hope and action. Centaur Theatre invites you to lend your voice in an immersive theatrical experience that puts the audience and performer in the spotlight.

With honesty, humour, and heart, playwright Miranda Rose Hall’s acclaimed drama implores us to confront the climate crisis and all the questions it brings with it: Where are we going? Where did we come from? And what are we losing?

Starring award-winning actor Warona Setshwaelo, this play is for everyone who carries on.

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“Hope can’t happen unless we take action and fight to get there.”

-Jane Goodall

Creative Team

Warona Setshwaelo
Naomi
Miranda Rose Hall
Playwright
Rose Plotek
Director
Julie Fox
Set and Costume Designer
Paul Chambers
Lighting Designer
Jesse Peter Ash
Sound Designer
Luciana Burcheri
Stage Manager

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Content advisory

Engaging art is surprising and provocative and sometimes the stories we tell explore sensitive yet important issues. We advise you to consult with our Box Office staff before purchasing tickets if you have concerns about themes, behaviour or language in any of our upcoming productions. We want you to safely enjoy your theatre experience.

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Health & Safety

A limited number of socially distanced seats are available by phone only on a first come first served basis. Please note that as the provincial government moves to the next steps of the COVID-19 reopening plan, proof of vaccination requirements for indoor venues were lifted as of March 12, 2022. Centaur staff and patrons are required to wear a mask while circulating in the building and attending performances. Updated safety info can always be found here.

Please note haze will be used in this production.

Tickets

Adult: $67.00 Seniors: $57.00  Under 30: $38.00
Go Live Members: Adult: $47.00 Senior: $38.50 Under 30: $26.00
Student RUSH tickets: $20.00  one hour before the show (only available at Box Office in person or by phone 514-288-3161).

Prices include taxes and surcharges.

Enrich your Experience

Talk Backs

Talk Backs after the show are scheduled for Sunday May 8 (post show) & Thursday May 12 (post-matinee).

Great theatre provokes wide-ranging emotions and probing introspection. We invite you to stay after the performance to share your reactions with the artists and clear up any questions you might have about the play.

Ways to Save

Centaur Theatre offers group discounts, and $30 rates for Health Care and Theatre Industry workers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Student Rush tickets are also available upon availability for $20.00. Tickets must be booked directly through the Box Office (proof required at time of pick-up) at 514-288-3161.

Saturday Salon

Saturday April 30, after the 2PM matinee

Playwright Miranda Rose Hall will be Eda Holmes’ guest.

Find out what motivates Miranda Rose Hall in her writing and research, and go deeper into the process of this inspiring theatre artist for our time.

More info here.

Sunday Chat Up

May 1, 2022 – Get informed at the Sunday Chat-Up at 12:30pm with an invited speaker hosted by former Editor-in-Chief of the Montreal Gazette, Lucinda Chodan. Heather Short, climate science educator, will speak about climate literacy and how to talk to family and friends about the climate emergency.