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The Georgia Straight - - Chill Out -

CON­CORD FLO­RAL The am­bi­tious Push pro­duc­tion of Con­cord Flo­ral works on two lev­els. On one, it’s fright­en­ing, sus­pense­ful the­atre about a group of teens that hangs out in an aban­doned greenhouse; cre­ated by Toron­to­ni­ans Jor­dan Tan­nahill, Erin Brubacher, and Cara Spooner, it’s a cool thriller based on 14th-cen­tury writer Gio­vanni Boc­cac­cio’s De­cameron, in which a gang of chil­dren escape a Black Death–rid­den city and hide out to­gether in a de­serted villa. But, cast with teens from across the Lower Main­land, it’s also about giv­ing voice to youths, col­lab­o­rat­ing with them on the stag­ing of the project, and ul­ti­mately em­pow­er­ing them.

Con­cord Flo­ral is at the Round­house Com­mu­nity Arts and Recre­ation Cen­tre as part of the Push In­ter­na­tional Per­form­ing Arts Fes­ti­val from Wed­nes­day to Sun­day (Jan­uary 25 to 29).

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