A new play by an award-winning Hamilton playwright is seeing its premiere in a unique production that takes place entirely outdoors.
Blackberry, produced by Hamilton’s Red Betty Theatre, is the latest play by Radha S. Menon: a local artist known for works that speak to the experience of racialized communities.
Opening night for #Blackberry2022 is tomorrow! Aug 4, Carter Park (32 Stinson St), 7:30 pm. Check our bio for ticket link and discount codes! Until then, enjoy this sneak peak of our previews from today and yesterday. Intrigued? Don't forget to grab your tickets! #RedBettyTheatre pic.twitter.com/3Lb5VXoxGp
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This new work is no different, telling a timely story centering a group of IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, People of Colour) youth whose routine escape to a derelict city park is turned upside down when the body of a murdered girl is discovered.
A 90-minute play exploring the ongoing impacts of systemic racism and police brutality, Blackberry is directed by Alison Wong and features a cast of young up-and-coming local talent including Jason Chung, Molly Mutch, Paul Smith, and Rylan Bomberry.
Blackberry runs until August 21st in a site-specific production within Hamilton’s own Carter Park at 32 Stinson Avenue. Tickets and details are available on the Red Betty Theatre website.
Lead image courtesy of @redbettytheatre