Other
People’s
Children
October 25-November 4, 2018
At the Centaur Theatre
453 St. François-Xavier
Metro Place-d’Armes

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To reach the Centaur Box Office: 514-288-3161

Ilana and Ben, a wealthy young Canadian couple,hire Sati, a Sri Lankan nanny, whose arrival pulls the thread on their already unravelling relationship.

In Other People’s Children, by award-winning playwright Hannah Moscovitch, three lives entangle around the care of an infant. Ilana, a razor sharp successful young lawyer, grapples with the aftermath of postpartum depression and the expectations of motherhood. Ben, a charming  businessman, pushes his limits as a partner, father, and man. Sati, a daring and self-possessed engineer, mother, and migrant care worker from Sri Lanka, tests her own and others’ boundaries, exposing vulnerabilities. In the concrete and glass confines of a modern minimalist “hipster” home, all three human psyches, crack, simmer and are brought to a boiling point.

Other People’s Children is a layered exploration of motherhood, fatherhood, identity, privilege, the limits of love, the darkness of capitalism, and the ethics of migrant care work.

Hannah Moscovitch is…

“Canada’s hottest young playwright”
The Globe and Mail and The National Post

“an indie sensation”
Toronto Life Magazine

SHOW DATES

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Thursday October 25th at 7:30pm
Friday October 26th at 7:30pm
Saturday October 27th at 7:30pm
Sunday October 28th at 3:00pm
Wednesday October 31st at 7:30pm
Thursday November 1st at 7:30pm
Friday November 2nd at 7:30pm
Saturday November 3rd at 3pm & 7:30pm
Sunday November 4th at 3:00pm
All performances are in English at the Centaur Theatre

Tickets:

Regular Ticket: $25
Student/Senior/Artist: $20
For groups of 10 or more: $15
(Call Imago Theatre at 514-274-3222 for group reservations)
Pay-What-You-Decide tickets available at the door

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Box Office at 514-288-3161 or reserve tickets online here

CREATIVE TEAM
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Brett Donahue
as Ben

Kathleen Stavert
as Ilana

  Asha Vijayasingham
as Sati

“the wunderkind of  Canadian theatre”
-CBC

Hannah Moscovitch
Playwright

“One of Canada’s leading feminist artists.”
The Calgary Herald 

Micheline Chevrier
Director

Leslie Baker
Movement Director

Peter Cerone
Sound Design

Amanda Goldberg
Assistant Director

Brandon Hepworth
Assistant Stage
Manager

Chantal Labonté
Lighting Designer

Danielle Laurin
Stage Manager

Diana Uribe
Set & Costume Designer

On Hannah Moscovitch’s process as a writer

“Sometimes I’ll start with very little, a fragment, sometimes I’ll have an event or an idea that’s more complete in my head and sometimes I’ll just have a character I’m interested in…I have a tendency to work very differently depending on the piece. Sometimes I’ll have the whole idea up front…sometimes I just have a character that says one line and that’s all I’ve got and then I write from that.”- Hannah Moscovitch in conversation with Imago Theatre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdKmq5vYMH0&t=92s

WHY OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN?
A NOTE FROM DIRECTOR MICHELINE CHEVRIER 

To start, it’s one of the best plays I’ve read recently. 

The strength of its language, the complex nature of its subject matter, the power of its discourse and, especially, the characters whose humanity we viscerally recognize. These characters are painfully human, and filled with contradictions.

They are, at the same time, beautiful and repulsive, selfish and giving and above all, strong and so fragile.

And I have long admired Hannah’s work. She is a master of dialogue. Brave in her tackling of sensitive issues. So funny and so trenchant.

And I read that millions of women from Third World countries are travelling the globe to find work. In one article, the Philippines were described as a “motherless society.” This image has stayed with me and has stirred up feelings I can hardly describe.

There are indeed many reasons to choose to produce and direct this play.
But ultimately, it’s a feeling. An intuitive choice. Knowing in my gut that this story needs to be told. Now. -Micheline Chevrier, Artistic Director of Imago Theatre

HANNAH MOSCOVITCH ON WRITING

Thank you to our incredible supporters who have made this project possible. And thank you PWM for supporting the further development of the play