Friday, June 8, 2018 — 8:00 PM to Sunday, June 10, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

In July 2015, two women walked 700 km to Waterloo, Ontario

When theatre creators Erin Brubacher and Christine Brubaker discovered they shared an ancestor who arrived in Ontario on foot in the early 1800s, they began plotting an adventure to walk the same 700 kms, through what's now the Bible Belt of Pennsylvania, tracing the migration of their Mennonite ancestors to Brubacher House, here in Waterloo Region.

The journey quickly became an active exploration of how to be together. In the evenings, Erin and Christine were welcomed into homes and treated with the care of family, despite the fact that they shared no obvious common ground with their hosts along the way. During the days, while the pair walked, they navigated their own relationship: Facing the challenges of being with another person for 32 days, all day and night.
 
7th Cousins is the theatrical creation that was born out of the stories, people, and experiences they encountered on their journey. Informal and interactive, the performance encourages audiences to contemplate what 'community' is and ask themselves: “How do you encounter another person? How do you encounter yourself?
 
Show Dates/Times:
Friday June 8, 2018 | 8:00PM
Saturday June 8, 2018 | 4:00PM
Saturday June 9, 2018 | 8:00PM
Sunday June 10, 2018 | 2:00PM
 
 

Written and performed by Christine Brubaker and Erin Brubacher.

Created in collaborators with Christopher Stanton, Andrea Nann and Kaitlin Hickey, with support from Erum Khan

Cost 
$20
Location 
CGR - Conrad Grebel University
Chapel
140 Westmount Road North

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6
Canada

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