news | Friday May 15, 2015
After the success of its 2014 Canadian tour in Calgary, Vancouver, and Ottawa, Annabel Soutar’s Seeds, directed by Chris Abraham, will head back on the road in 2016 to the following theatres in British Columbia, Manitoba and New Brunswick: West Vancouver (Kay Meek Center), Maple Ridge (The ACT Arts Centre), Chilliwack (Chilliwack Cultural Centre), Surrey (Surrey Arts Centre), Cranbrooke (Key City Theatre), Vernon (Vernon & District Performing Arts), Winnipeg (Prairie Theatre Exchange), Saint-John, New Brunswick (Imperial Theatre) and Fredericton (The Playhouse).
Part courtroom drama and part social satire, Seeds presents an intelligent portrait of farming and scientific communities in conflict and at the same time penetrates the complex science of genetically modified crops. The play documents the 2004 Supreme Court of Canada showdown between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and biotech multinational Monsanto Inc., a David-and-Goliath struggle that cast Schmeiser as the small-farmer underdog fighting the unscrupulous major corporation.
See the Porte Parole website for more information.