Social Studies

November 21st - December 5th, 2015
Previews Nov 21st 8pm, Nov 22nd 3pm, Nov 24th 7pm & Nov 25th 1pm
Tue 7pm | Wed-Fri 8pm | Sat 4pm & 8pm | Sun 3pm | Wed 1pm PWYC

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“A socially-conscious comedy about refugee issues and the aftermath of genocide? How very Canadian.” – Joff Schmidt, CBC

This heart-warming comedy by Trish Cooper about a South Sudanese “Lost Boy” adopted by the well-intentioned Wilson family of Winnipeg, yields hilarious results when it takes on Canadian values and cultural differences. With characters so full of contradictions we are reminded of ourselves, Social Studies highlights family connections and the desire to do good in the world.

“Trish Cooper’s Social Studies shows the compassionate, caring side of Canadians while questioning our fears and feelings about people whose lives have been so different than ours,” says Spencer. “It is funny, it is moving, and it makes me proud to be reminded of how giving Canadians can be.”

★★★★ ”…engaging new comedy…” – Winnipeg Free Press

“…outstanding new script…” – CBC Manitoba Scene

SOCIAL STUDIES is written by Trish Cooper
Directed by Donna Spencer
Featuring Lili Beaudoin, Richie Diggs, Susinn McFarlen & Erin Moon
Set Design: Alison Green
Costume Design: Sabrina Evertt
Lighting Design: Matt Frankish
Stage Management by Emma Hammond



For media inquiries please contact:
Teresa Trovato