Binti’s Journey

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Date(s) - November 27, 2012 - December 9, 2012
2:30 pm

Young People's Theatre

Young People’s Theatre is proud to present Marcia Johnson’s powerful and moving play Binti’s Journey, a critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Deborah Ellis’s novel The Heaven Shop. Binti’s Journey will be presented in the Studio November 27 to December 9.

“The play deserves the widest possible audience not just of school children but of adults, who have just as much to learn.”

-EYE Weekly (4 stars)

After losing her parents to HIV/AIDS, 13 year-old Binti Phiri journeys to her grandmother’s village where she finds the remarkable old woman in charge of a whole group of other orphans. Through the wisdom and caring of her grandmother, Binti discovers a new understanding of the power of family and community – and the necessity of hope when despair is all around. This Dora Award-nominated anthem to life, told through drama and African music and dance, is a tribute to the courage and determination of youth.

Featuring Starr Domingue, Thomas Olajide, Dienye Waboso and Kanika Ambrose. Original Direction by ahdri zhina mandiela.

Original Set & Costume Designer: Melanie McNeill; Original Music and Movement: Mxolisi Welcome Ngozi; Lighting Designer: Joseph Patrick; Stage Manager: Elizabeth McDermott.

STUDIO | NOV. 27 – DEC. 9, 2012
Performances: Nov. 27-29 @ 10:30 AM & 12:45 PM | Nov. 30 @ 10:30 AM | Dec. 2 at 2:30PM | Dec. 3-6 @ 10:30 AM & 12:45 PM | Dec. 8 & 9 @ 2:30 PM
Full performance schedule at

Tickets: $15-$20 + HST & service charges | Online:
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