THE THREE FRIENDS will be part of the Education Series at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Feb. 20th 2019

“The Three Friends” is a new youth production that fuses theatre, spoken word, movement and acapella music to explore race relations and African Canadian history through the eyes of Maggie from Gravenhurst, Ontario, Jasper, from Atlanta, Georgia and Eric from Guysborough, Nova Scotia. After a Black Lives Matter protest causes racial tensions at Jean Augustine University, the students with the support of Black Student Advisor, Miss Akuba hold an assembly to teach the student body that #BlackHistoryisWorldHistory.

Written and directed by Award Winning Playwright and Activist Anne-Marie Woods aka Amani, audiences will be taken on a historical journey. From Viola Desmond, to Chloe Cooley, from Mathieu Da Costa to Aesop’s Fables, from Black Lives Matter to Imhotep … whether we are of European descent or African descent whether we are Canadian or American – conversations about race and culture aren’t always easy but through the eyes of The Three Friends we learn that they are necessary.

Woods knows the hard work and determination it takes to get your work from the page to the stage, which is why she is thrilled to announce that “The Three Friends” will be presented for the second time at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (RHPCA). Produced by her company Imani Enterprises as part of their 2018/2019 Season. The Three Friends will be one of 13 shows that are part of the  RHCPA- Education Series 

Quote from RHCPA Theatre Manager – Michael Grit

“The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts is honoured to present The Three Friends as part of the 2018/2019 Education Series. The feedback from the first presentation in February 2017 was so overwhelmingly positive, which was the primary factor to present the show again next season. In addition, Imani Enterprises has been a joy to work with to make these presentations happen. The RHCPA will gladly work with Anne-Marie Woods of Imani Enterprises on future projects, if invited to do so.

Dates and Times: February 20th at 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Age Range: Suitable for Grades 6 – 12

For Bookings:  Ashley Van Eysinga, Education Coordinator E: ashley.vaneysinga@richmondhill.ca
Tel: 905-787-8471 ext. 228