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Performance of Souls: An evening with MCC & Peace House

Hosted by the Consul of the Calgary Live Blues Music Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 23 Mar 19:00 - 21:00

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Join us for an evening with MCC. All are welcome! We will be watching a reader's theatre performance of Souls, written by playwright Aksam Alyousef.

This is a free event, and light refreshments will be provided.

About Souls:

Souls tells the fictional story of Hannah, a Canadian lawyer who moves to Israel with her husband and into the home of a displaced Palestinian family. It is a sensitive play exploring the notions of justice, guilt, redemption, and the complex emotions and opinions that swirl around the ongoing conflict in Palestine - Israel. It is inspired by the book, Smuggled Stories from the Holy Land, by Carmen Taha Jarrah

Aksam Alyousef is a writer, director, and producer in theatre and television. He is a graduate of the Criticism and Drama Literature Program at the Higher Institue of Dramatic Arts in Syria, and worked as a professor teaching theatre in Syria and Qatar from Protected content . His work in television included writing and producing programming for the Al-Jazeera children's channel. He has written and directed many plays, incuding Offerings, Hagar, Al waleed Bin Yazid and Souls. Since moving to Canada in Protected content has continued to write plays and screenplays.

We are grateful to our readers Lauren Harms, Jonas Cornelson, Moni Janssen, and Jade Janssen.

About MCC:

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a global organization working in relief, development, and peace.

MCC has worked in Palestine and Israel for nearly seventy years. Arriving in Protected content provide material assistance to Palestinian refugees driven from their homes in Protected content , MCC stayed to work alongside Palestinians in their search for freedom by supporting vital initiatives to strengthen Palestinian society. Today MCC works in partnership with about twenty Palestinian and Israeli organizations that promote sustainable development, strive for justice and peace, and strengthen the witness of the Palestinian church.

For more information on a Cry for Home, MCC's advocacy campaign on Palestine and Israel, please visit:

About Peace House:

This is the last of Peace House's three part series exploring arts and peacebuilding. We gather every 4th Friday of the month and focus on different social justice themes - you are always welcome to join us!"

Looking forward to share a thought provoking evening, ideas and perhaps a mini friendly debate too, lol :)), at the end of the show, depending on what we can learn or perceive to learn , in a subjective world all around us, from this play. :)).