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Friday March 22 2019 at 8:00 PM
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× Sometimes theatre can be a way to create a safe space for important conversations about complicated subjects. Children of God is an example of a provocative, issue-based story that is also a compelling and engaging piece of theatre.

In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother never let past the school’s gate, and her kids, who never knew she came. Children of God offers a thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating resilience and the power of the Indigenous cultural spirit. Inspired by First Nations music, Payette’s profoundly moving score also includes echoes of provocative Broadway masterpieces such as Fun Home and Next to Normal.

Children of God arrives in Surrey after its highly successful 2017 world premiere in Vancouver and a national tour.

"If you see one work of theatre this year, make it this one" Marsha Lederman, The Globe and Mail

Audience advisory: mature themes, strong language, and sexual content | intended for ages 14 and up

Emotional Support Workers will be available

Running time: approximately 2 hours 10 minutes, including intermission

The audience will be invited to stay in the theatre for a 30-minute conversation about Reconciliation with some members of the cast.

An Urban Ink production | By Corey Payette

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Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre
13750 88 Avenue
Surrey BC V3W 3L1


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Presented by Surrey Civic Theatres
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