• Boys With Cars : Must-see YA theater

    ON NOV. 24 TO DEC. 2 – Written, choreographed and performed by Anita Majumdar, Boys With Cars tells the story of two diametrically opposed teen girls (both performed by Anita) in a Canadian high school and deals with the increasingly current subjects of cultural appropriation, female empowerment, unchecked male privilege and consent/rape culture; themes that today’s headlines show as painfully relevant.

    Set in a British Columbian high school where cultures collide, women struggle for status, and dancing raises the temperature of every moment, the piece tells the story of Naznin, a classically trained Indo-Canadian dancer who struggles to balance her traditional heritage, her tumultuous relationships with boys, and realizing her dreams of leaving her small town for the bright lights of the city while dealing with her nemesis Candice, the local sweetheart. It is a coming-of-age piece with tremendous comic flourish and potent dances, that is at once bold and innovative while being wildly funny and engaging.

    Without question, Geordie Productions‘ first public offering of the season is the company’s boldest to date. A play for teens, Boys With Cars examines the increasingly current and everyday topics.

    “Leading our season with this show and directly addressing our teenage audience is a bold and decisive move for Geordie. We’ve always respected our young audiences’ intelligence when introducing them to challenging subject matter and I believe everyone agrees it is a big part of why Geordie has continued to grow as a leader in its community over the decades. With the lack of sexual education currently offered in schools we believe we have a genuine opportunity to raise awareness and initiate important conversations with the teens and families who will be attending our shows.” (Patrick Charron, Communications and Marketing Manager).

    *Content advisory: explicit language (swearing and sex terminology)

    CAD $13.50 – CAD $19.50

    More info at http://geordie.ca/boys-with-cars/