The Children's Republic
September 12 - October 8
The Belfry Theatre
Hannah Moscovitch is hailed as “Canada’s hottest young playwright” and we’ll open our Mainstage season with a new commissioned production of her play, The Children’s Republic.
Based on the true story of child advocate Dr. Janusz Korczak, who ran an orphanage in Warsaw during the Second World War, The Children’s Republic runs the gamut of emotions. Love and beauty shine bright as Korczak and his young charges deal with the destruction that surrounds them.
We’ve cast four talented young local actors - Lily Cave, Sophia Irene Coopman, Zander Eke and Simeon Sanford Blades - as the children in this exceptionally powerful piece.
Belfry favourites Paul Rainville (Art) and Kerry Sandomirsky (Brilliant!) return to tackle the adult roles. In a twist that ties The Children’s Republic into the here and now, Sari Alesh, a recent Syrian refugee, provides the haunting music for the play.
Bring your heart and mind to this play and you will be rewarded - Hannah’s words will touch you deeply. The Children's Republic could be the most powerful play you've ever seen.
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