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Event Access

  • ASL Interpretation
  • Audio Description
  • Free Event

July 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021

The Other Side of the River

Hosted by Sum Theatre

Theatre in the Park is an original play offered free of charge in neighbourhood parks around Saskatchewan each July. Created in response to a current issue, it’s a fun and thought-provoking performance for people of all ages. Catchy original music and colourful sets, props and costumes bring our stories to life.

This year’s offering is a family friendly rock opera about two sides of the same river. Based on a story by Yvette Nolan, The Other Side of the River was devised by the Sum Theatre ensemble with original music composition by Amanda Trapp. Created in response to Indigenous Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter and the international movement towards racial equity and anti-racism, The Other Side of the River transports the audience on a joyful journey to a place they never expected to be.

Stay tuned to our social media this summer to follow the show!

Accessibility

Every performance will feature ASL interpretation. There will be audio descriptions provided at two different performances. Please contact us at info@sumtheatre.com if you are interested in this service. All the parks are wheelchair accessible. If needed we have staff on hand to assist you. 

Organizations

Sum Theatre

Sum is a Saskatoon based independent theatre company. Incorporated in 2011, we are guided by values of innovation, community, sharing, inclusion, citizenship, excellence, accessibility and fun. We are grateful to create our work on Treaty 6 Land, the Homeland of the Metis and many other Nations. Sum Theatre productions have been seen throughout Saskatchewan and across Canada. We believe theatre can strengthen and build relationships in a way that creates a better life for all.