Posted on | March 26, 2011 | No Comments
A little bit surprised by the farcical discourse of our federal politicians? The events unfolding in the Middle East are reminiscent of Greek Tragedy? You wonder why all these Japanese are walking about with masks? Do not worry, the events of these last few days make a lot more sense when you know that March 27 is World Theatre Day.
You had never heard about this before? Don’t be surprised… this event was created recently, in 2009 actually, by the International Theatre Institute, and sponsored by the UNESCO. This day aims to promote theatre, but also to allow all theatre artists to enjoy a forum where they can communicate with one another and share their reality.
While this idea hasn’t really gone viral so far, one has to admit that reality often is stranger than fiction. Fans of twisted scenarios have enough handle these days while following local and global news. The lack of recognition of this anniversary (at least in Quebec) may also stem from the fact that its web site and promotional activities are held uniquely in English, which doesn’t help for advertisement in this province.
But since news tend to be depressing after a while, why not take a few hours to discover what professional actors can do? Event or not, there certainly is a play being performed in your area. Go ahead, you will be pleasantly surprised!