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Theatre’s New Voices for the 21st Century

Jul 16, 2018

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College’s unique theatre company is back for its 12th season with Jean Anouilh’s, The Lark.

The company, Rep 21, will tell the story and trial of Joan of Arc, a simple shepherdess who becomes forever a symbol of courage and hope. 

Written in 1953 by Jean Anouilh, The Lark (translated from its original version, L’Alouette), recounts to tale of the French heroine who endured centuries of abuse, repudiation, prejudice, misunderstanding and indifference.

“At just 18-years-old, Joan of Arc is credited with leading the French army to victory over the English during the Hundred Years’ War,” said Rod Carley, award-winning artistic director of Rep 21 and professor in the acting for stage and screen program. “In The Lark, Anouilh recaptures what we might have been in danger of losing – the true spirit of Joan of Arc, full dedication and wonder.”

Theatrical performances will take place July 18 – 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Canadore College’s Television Studio (C171) at College Drive Campus (100 College Drive). There will also be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on July 21. Seating is limited.

Show patrons are asked to give a monetary donation to the Gathering Place in lieu of admission, and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to the community organization that provides nutritious meals to people in need.   

For more information, visit www.rep21.ca.

Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 45,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors and generous donors for the balance.

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For more information, please contact:  Jessica Charette at 705.475.2538 or jessica.charette@canadorecollege.ca; Carrie Richmond at 705.474.7600, ext. 5216 or carrie.richmond@canadorecollege.ca

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