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December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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“As a performance it’s a tour de force and more than earned M’Carthy the raucous ovation it received. as a play it’s persuasive and touching.”
– The Toronto Star
written and performed by Tawiah Ben M’Carthy
November 27 – December 9
Imprisoned in Canada for committing a violent crime, a young man from Ghana tells his cellmates a story on the eve of his release. Although there is risk in sharing his tale, he must tell it to be truly free. Through storytelling, dance, and live music, Obaaberima chronicles a young African-Canadian’s journey across continents, genders, races, and sexualities.
Winner of the 2013 Dora Award for Outstanding Production, Obaaberima has played on stages across the country, garnering rave reviews from coast to coast. Our 40th anniversary season sees Obaaberima’s long-awaited return to the Buddies stage.
written + performed by TAWIAH BEN M’CARTHY
directed by EVALYN PARRY
live music by KOBENA AQUAA-HARRISON
set + costumes by CAMELLIA KOO
lighting by MICHELLE RAMSAY
stage managed by LAURA BAXTER
associate lighting designer ANDRE DU TOIT