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This is the Point

Ahuri Theatre & The Theatre Centre (Toronto) Presented with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

Jan 29 – Feb 2, 2019 | Historic Theatre [map]

Historic Theatre

Trigger Warnings: Violence and Simulated Sexuality

A play about love, sex, and disability.

This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz is his long-time romantic partner grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality. Through a series of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments, these two couples draw from their personal lives to explore and debate questions of representation, the nature of companionship, and whether people of different abilities can ever connect with each other on equal terms.

When we were making the show, I thought, ‘well maybe this is a show for people who haven’t had a lot of experience with disability.’ I still think they can get a lot out of it. But also it’s resonating with people who experience disability directly, and the circle around them, their friends and family, and people they associate with. Disability touches so many different people. Chances are, everybody has connections to the disability community it some way”— Dan Watson, in interview with The Vancouver Sun

Anyone who’s feeling anxious or isolated or in need of connection can look to these four performers” — Toronto Star

Tough and courageous… There’s plenty of pleasure to be derived from the mix of scenes, monologues, clips from home movies and live interactions—and simply watching bodies not regularly seen on a stage perform.” —The Globe and Mail


Jan 29, 8PM: Opening
Jan 30 – 31, Feb 01 – 02, 8PM
Feb 02, 2PM

Running Time:

85 minutes with no intermission

ASL Interpreted Performance: Feb 2, 2PM

Live Audio Description by VocalEye: Feb 2, 2PM

Please visit our accessibility page or contact our box office for more information regarding our accessible programming

Post-show Artist Talkback: Jan 30


Written by: Tony Diamanti, Dan Watson, Christina Serra, Karin Randoja, & Liz MacDougall
Director: Karin Randoja
Performers: Tony Diamanti, Liz MacDougall, & Dan Watson
Projection Design: Melissa Joakim
Set & Costume Design: Sonja Rainey
Lighting Design: Andre du Toit
Sound Design: Tim Lindsay
Production Stage Manager: Pip Bradford

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