May 8, 2019
Hosted by UNO Fest / Intrepid Theatre
1411 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
May 8 at 8 PM
In the summer of 2009, Cory Thibert was a quiet 19-year-old living in his parents’ basement. He was working as a server to pay his college tuition, spending time with his animal-loving girlfriend, and his band is hoping to play its first ever show. When the Ottawa Affordable Housing Unit informs his parents that they have to move out of the only home Cory has ever known, it sets in motion a series of events that uncover the truth about what has set his family apart, and forces Cory to find his voice…with a scream.
With laugh-out-loud humour and heartbreaking honesty, AWKWARD HUG transports us to the discomfort of navigating adulthood for the first time. Through masterful storytelling and intimate reflection, Cory explores what constitutes “normal” in our world, and how having two parents with disabilities forces his family outside those margins.
ASL interpreted. Wheelchair accessible venue. Ask a staff member for access to the accessible washroom. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. More accessibility information is available on the Intrepid Theatre website.