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Anthem of Life, Part 1 - Presented by TD Bank Group

@ Alberta Avenue Community Centre // 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Ticketed Event

Jun 19 - Jul 6 2024

Join Theatre Prospero for their world première production of Anthem of Life, Part 1 — presented by TD Bank Group, from June 19 — July 6 at the Alberta Avenue Community Centre, 9210 118 Avenue NW.

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No physical or electronic tickets will be provided. You will need to provide your name and order confirmation at the door. If you do not see your order confirmation after purchasing, please check your spam/​junk folder.

About Anthem of Life, Part 1
The Gods create humans, but some insist it was not wise, and that the new creations must be destroyed! Others strive to empower mankind. Cosmic intrigues, battles, quests, trials and triumphs, among gods, animals, and other beings follow, as humanity struggles for a belonging on Earth. 

This tale came down to South African Poet Laureate Mazisi Kunene from his Swazi Court Poet Ancestors, which he then shaped into an epic poem, Anthem of the Decades. Tololwa Mollel’s Anthem of Life trilogy brings that epic to the stage, to be performed by a rainbow ensemble in a production by Theatre Prospero. The production interweaves South, East and West African and South Asian music and dance, epic-scale mask and puppetry, and African-style storytelling, to create a confidently inclusive piece of new Canadian Classical Theatre. 

To learn more about the production and the creative team involved, please visit our website: here

Theatre Prospero’s Anthem of Life, Part 1 — Presented by TD Bank Group is made possible with support from the Canadian Government, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Government, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council, the Edmonton Community Foundation, and the production’s presenting sponsor, TD Bank Group. 

Performance Schedule
Thursday, June 20 @ 7:30PM (Preview)
Friday, June 21 @ 7:30PM (Opening Night)
Saturday, June 22 @ 1:00PM
Saturday, June 22 @ 7:30PM
Sunday, June 23 @ 1:00PM (Relaxed Performance)
Wednesday, June 26 @ 7:30PM (Pay-What-You-Can)
Thursday, June 27 @ 7:30PM
Friday, June 28 @ 7:30PM*
*This performance will be filmed live with audience.
Sunday, June 30 @ 1:00PM (Relaxed Performance)
Tuesday, July 2 @ 7:30PM (Pay-What-You-Can)
Wednesday, July 3 @ 7:30PM
Thursday, July 4 @ 7:30PM
Friday, July 5 @ 7:30PM
Saturday, July 6 @ 1:00PM
There are no performances June 24 & 25 or July 1

Ticket Pricing
GST will be added to your ticket(s) at check-out.
Adult: $25
Senior (65+): $20
Student: $15
Preview Performances: $12.50

Door Price (excluding Pay-What-You-Can performances): 
Adult: $30
Senior (65+): $25
Student: $20

Pay-What-You-Can Performances: June 26 and July 2 are Pay-What-You-Can performances, so patrons can pay any amount they choose for tickets. These tickets can only be purchased at the door prior to the performance (regular priced tickets can still be purchased online).

10% Group Discount is available for groups of ten or more. These tickets may only be purchased over the phone or in-person. 

Tickets may also be purchased over the phone at 7804201757 or in-person at EAC Shop & Services, 9930 102 Avenue NW

Parking available west of the building at 93 Avenue & 118 Street NW. ETS routes 5 & 8 are within a 5‑minute walk

About Theatre Prospero
For over the past 20 years, Theatre Prospero has celebrated the myths and stories at the roots of Edmonton’s many cultures through our various theatre productions. Our artists and audiences come together to share these stories that reflect our diverse society. The venues where they meet include theatres in Edmonton, our home venue on Alberta Avenue, found spaces, classrooms, seniors’ centres, and school gyms across Alberta and virtually across Canada. 

What is a relaxed performance?
A relaxed theatre performance is an inclusive and accommodating theatrical experience designed to welcome individuals of all ages and abilities, including those with sensory sensitivities, disabilities, or neurodiverse conditions. In contrast to traditional theatre settings, which may have strict rules and expectations regarding audience behavior, a relaxed performance fosters a more flexible and understanding atmosphere. 

The performance space is adapted to create a comfortable and non-intimidating environment. This may involve softer lighting, reduced noise levels, and relaxed rules regarding movement and noise from the audience. 

Audience members are encouraged to participate in a way that suits their individual needs. This might include the option to move around, make noise, or leave and re-enter the performance space as necessary. Sensory triggers are minimized or modified to accommodate individuals who may be sensitive to them. Hearing protection will be provided for individuals with noise sensitivities. 

Clear and concise communication will be provided to attendees prior to the performance, outlining what to expect and any accommodations available for the Relaxed Performance

Alberta Avenue Community Centre
9210 118 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB
T5G 1C8