This is the Point

This is the Point

A play about love, sex and disability

Friday, February 22, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:00 PM

Black Box Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

A pay-what-you-can performance

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Sponsored by Paradiso Restaurant

Sponsored by Paradiso Restaurant Ontario Arts Council

By Tony DiaManti, Liz MacDougall, Karin Randoja, Christina Serra and Dan Watson.
Produced by Ahuri Theatre and The Theatre Centre.

This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who wonít shut up. Liz, his long-time romantic partner, is grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality. This is the Point addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real life couples. With a verbatim theatre quality and physical comedy delivery, a series of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments - from getting Bruno ready for school in the morning, to Tony breaking up with his computer because he doesn't like the simulated voice - This is the Point debates questions of representation, the nature of companionship, and how people of different abilities can connect with each other on equal terms.

Pay-what-you-can performance

Reserve your tickets in advance online or in person at the box office. There is no admission fee, but we encourage you to make a donation of your choosing. Donations go towards our ability to present future artists as part of the Pay-What-You-Can program. Confidential donation envelopes are provided at the performance.

 Audio Description and ASL Interpretation

Please note the Saturday, February 23, 2019 performance will include Audio Description and ASL Interpretation.