An illustration of two faces forming out of the smoke from a single match
Honour Beat | Illustration: Andrea Ucini

Honour Beat

Theatre Calgary launches season with world premiere production

Amy Jo Espetveidt

  • Location Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons  240 9th Ave. SE
  • Price $38 - $104
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Internationally acclaimed and Calgary-based, playwright Tara Beagan brings her distinct voice to Theatre Calgary to start its new season with the world premiere of Honour Beat.

Directed by Michelle Thrush, this contemporary piece looks at the significance of faith and family as two grown sisters face off over their mother’s death-bed. Together they confront one another, their own identities, and what will remain when their mom leaves this world. The all-Indigenous cast of Honour Beat features Paula-Jean Prudat, Monique Mojica, Tracey Nepinak, and Bernard Starlight.

“Family is universal, and the complex stories of family have been told by generations throughout the decades,” says Artistic Director Stafford Arima in a statement. “Honour Beat is a touching and humorous play that reminds us that relationships within families are fragile, forgiving, and most importantly, resilient.”

Honour Beat runs September 4 to 29, 2018 at the Max Bell Theatre, Arts Commons (240 9th Ave. SE).