This November, H’art Centre and Box Productions are excited to stage this compelling play for Kingston audiences.
The Kingston adaptation of Rare features seven remarkable local performers, all with Down Syndrome, who utilize dance, music, mask and story telling in order to explore what it is like to live in a world in which people like themselves are becoming rarer and rarer. Their very personal stories, supported and illuminated with the use of poetry and classical literature, range from tragic to wildly funny, always beating with a loving and generous heart.
The professional show will feature an original set design by award winning set designer Steve Lucas, original music and music direction by acclaimed musician David Archibald, and choreography by renowned inclusive dance educator Melissa Mahady Wilton.
RARE was first produced at the Toronto Fringe Festival in July 2012 and remounted at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in January 2013, with the following cast:
Created and directed by Judith Thompson
Performed by Sarah Carney, Dylan Harman, James Hazlett, Nick Herd, Suzanne Love, Mike Liu, Nada Mayla, Krystal Nausbaum, and Andreas Prinz with musician Victoria Carr
Produced by RARE Theatre Company “Featuring nine performers all with Down Syndrome telling their true stories in their own words.”