In a world where birds hold more rights than books: two men pitch a better way of living to a Bird Man, while a group of students leaf through books to censor dangerous thoughts. Delightfully irreverent and thought-provoking, don't cry when constellations beg to burn by Jeff Ho is a brand new play about freedom and the power of imagination.
Playwright: Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho)
Director: Eva Barrie
Set & Costume Designer: Snezana Pesic
Lighting Designer: Peter Freund
Sound Designer: Gloria Mok
Sound Design Mentor: Maddie Bautista
DRM403 TA and Assistant Director: Robert Motum
CDTPS Manager of Theatre Operations: Ariel Martin-Smith
CDTPS Technical Director: Adrien Whan
Assistant Set Designers: Liz So and Amitis Mashayekhi
Assistant Costume Designers: Selina Jia, Val Vergara, Vicky Zhang, Jessie Chen and Valeria Macgregor-Ordonez
Assistant Projection Designer: Shreshta Gupta
Iris: Carol Chen
Tereus, Celine: Maria Perry
Pisthetarius, Censor, Ministry: Emma Janusky
Euelpides, Ministry: Doga Melisa Demirer
Felix, Guard, Crow, Messenger: Christina Gross
Sparrow, Joanna, Commissioner: Abi Akinlade
Cain, Flock, Procne, Ministry: Liam Peter Donovan
March 9-11 at 7:30pm
March 12 at 2:00pm
Run time: Approx. 2.5 hours with a 15-minute intermission
A talkback session with the director and actors will take place following the performance on Friday, March 10.
General admission: $20
Reserve your tickets at dontcry.eventbrite.ca.
View the program.
View the trailer.
Poster graphic design by Carol Chen.
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