February 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Mennonite Central Committee Ontario commissioned Theatre of the Beat to write and perform Commemorate!, a play on the War of 1812 to offer an alternative voice to the many commemoration activities in our communities. MCC’s goal for these performances is to build a strong peace identity in the next generation of peacemakers.
Audience members are confronted with the challenge of being a pacifist in a militaristic society. Historically, the courage of the conscientious objectors to the war is evident, along with the reality that many people “resisted” in a variety of ways. Then, and now, the peace witness is messy, challenging, inspiring and sacrificial for those who follow the Prince of Peace.
Admission: Pay what you can at the door
Danforth Mennonite Church
2174 Danforth Ave