After a devastating tsunami engulfs a small remote Central American country, a disparate group of young Canadian missionaries congregate to offer their help.
Rescuing children they believe are orphans, the missionaries are incarcerated, forcing them to confront who they are and what they believe in.
Greg MacArthur, the University of Alberta Lee Playwright in Residence was commissioned to write The Missionary Position for the BFA acting class of 2013 to perform as part of the UofA Studio Theatre. Known for plays that explore themes of identity and escape, and focusing on characters that exist on the fringes of society, MacArthur describes his own work as "contradictory, unclassifiable, [and] vulnerable."
His bold, new play, The Missionary Position, is inspired by actual events. It questions the limits of belief and the audacity of faith and asks provocative questions about foreign aid and our intervention in the developing world.
How do we help, why do we help and who are we really helping?
Are good intentions good enough?
|Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:30pm – 2:30pm Mountain Time - Edmonton|
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