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in partnership with the King’s Theatrical Society      

by Jordan Tannahill 

 January 9 - 13, 2019 

Photo credit Jonathan Castellino 

 University of King's College Theatre (The Pit), 6350 Coburg Rd, Halifax, NS 
January 9th  – 12th   7:30pm 
January 11th 12:30pm
January 12th & 13th   2pm

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Cost: $20 Adult, $15 Arts Worker, $12 Students 

Concord Floral is a one-million-square-foot abandoned greenhouse and a refuge for neighbourhood kids; a place all to themselves in which to dream, dare, and come of age. But hidden there is a secret no one wants to confront, and when two friends stumble upon it they set off an unstoppable chain of events, from shadows in parking lots to phone calls from the grave. It's time for the teens of Concord Floral to start

“Masterfully blends naturalistic dialogue, poetic lyricism and magic realism. Concord Floral is an ensemble choral piece that packs a theatrical and emotional punch”Jon Kaplan, NOW Toronto 

“Artfully structured, yet full of suspense… it’s got style and substance—and is scary as all get out” — J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

“A brilliant modern Canadian fable.” — Annie Hodgins, Theatromania

Director: Pamela Halstead*
Assistant Director: by Daniel Halpern
Stage Manager: Gina Thornhill*
Movement: Emily Pettet
Musical Consultant: Chuck Homewood
Lighting Design: Ingrid Risk
Sound Design: June Zinck
Technical Director: Christopher Tully

Ella Buckler, Lauryn Forrest, Harvey Gildea, Daniel Halpern, Adriana Loewen, Leela Shamash, Aylin Sozdinler, Mai To, Maika Villeneuve, David Woroner

Photo credit Jonathan Castellino

Supported by: 

Jordan Tannahill 
In 2016, Jordan Tannahill was described by The Toronto Star as being "widely celebrated as one of Canada’s most accomplished young playwrights, filmmakers and all-round multidisciplinary artists", and by The Montreal Gazette as "the hottest name in Canadian theatre." His plays have been translated into multiple languages and widely honoured in Canada and abroad. In 2018, Jordan became the youngest two-time winner of a Governor General's Literary Award, Canada's highest literary honour, winning the Governor General's Award for Drama for his plays Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom. He previously won in 2014 for Age of Minority: Three Solo Plays and was a finalist for the award in 2016 for Concord Floral.

Concord Floral was first produced in 2014 by Suburban Beast and presented by Why Not Theatre at the Theatre Centre (Toronto, ON). It was written by Jordan Tannahill over a three-year development process with Erin Brubacher, Cara Spooner and a group of teenagers from across the Greater Toronto Area. The original production was created and directed by Erin Brubacher, Cara Spooner, and Jordan Tannahill. 

Concord Floral is produced by permission of the Author and Marquis Entertainment Inc.

* The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).