This is the Point
MARCH 28-31, 2019
Developed while in Residency at The Theatre Centre in Toronto by the award-winning International company Ahuri Theatre, This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy.
Dan and Christina are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony is a non-verbal adult who won’t shut up. Liz, his long-time romantic partner, is grappling with the judgement that society makes about their love and sexuality.
This is the Point addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real-life couples. With a verbatim theatre quality and physical comedy delivery, a series of staged conversations and theatrical re-enactments—from getting Bruno ready for school in the morning, to Tony breaking up with his computer because he doesn’t like the simulated voice—This is the Point debates questions of representation, the nature of companionship, and how people of different abilities can connect with each other on equal terms.
WINNER OF 2 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION AND ENSEMBLE.
THIS RUN IN WATERLOO REGION IS PART OF THEIR 2019 NATIONAL TOUR
WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE AND MATURE SUBJECT MATTER
PLEASE NOTE: ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE RELAXED
$20 | General Admission (plus HST)
$15 | Student / Senior (65+) (plus HST)
Theatre for the Arts
(Modern Languages Building)
200 University Ave W
Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9
Lot C is a pay and display lot for visitors at a cost of $5.00 per day (credit/coins).
Lot H is only available to visitors on weekends and after 3:45 p.m. on weekdays (credit only).
Accessible Parking can be found in between the Library and the ML Building ($5 coin entry). This area can be accessed off the ring road.
Grand River Transit
Bus Routes 7, 8, 12, and iXpress
Cash fare: $3.25
Tickets: 5 tickets for $13.80
WRITTEN BY Tony Diamanti, Dan Watson, Christina Serra, Karin Randoja, and Liz MacDougall
(Based on the original play by Tony Diamanti)
DIRECTED BY Karin Randoja
PERFORMED BY Tony Diamanti, Liz MacDougall, and Dan Watson
LIGHTING & VIDEO DESIGNED BY Melissa Joakim
SET & COSTUME DESIGN BY Jenna McCutchen
SOUND DESIGN BY Miquelon Rodriguez