'Between hope and despair'
Created by uWaterloo Drama’s own Professor Naila Keleta-Mae in 2008, on love was further developed by uWaterloo Drama students during their Performance Creation course with Keleta-Mae in the fall.
on love is a play about love and legacy; it is a Canadian story about the historic site in St. Armand, Quebec called Nigger Rock. In the 19th Century, black people – slaves, free tradesmen, and travellers – lived in St. Armand and buried their dead at the base of an enormous dark-coloured bolder that was, and still is, called Nigger Rock. The bolder sits on private land. It is not officially recognized as a cemetery.
Faculty collaborators, Bill Chesney (set/props) and Sharon E. Secord (costumes), have worked with local designer Kirsten Watt (lighting) and Montreal designer Pohanna Pyne Feinberg (sound) to transform our small black box theatre into a space where past and present collide.
Featuring a diverse cast of uWaterloo students, on love is a moving piece about the complexities of race, gender, history, and heteronormativity told through a cast of eight who explore love’s capacity to be a “fine balance between hope and despair.” (Rohinton Mistry)
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on love runs February 6 to 9 at 8pm & Feb. 8 and 9 at 2pm
Studio Theatre 180, Hagey Hall of Humanities
University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo
Box Office 519.888.4908
$17 General | $13 Students & Seniors | $5 eyeGo