Earth Day 2010 - Payback
"Returning for a second year and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day:
A fabulous evening of humour, music, and timely words
to benefit the planet, starting with our own green corner in Caledon."
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About the Evening
In the spirit of Dickens “Christmas Carol” readings to benefit the needy, one Caledon-area resident is organizing an Earth Day dramatic reading and concert to raise money for the environment. The centrepiece of the event is a reading from Payback, Margaret Atwood’s latest book which comprises her 2008 Massey Lectures. In the final chapter, Atwood wrote a new version of the “Christmas Carol” story that features a modern-day Scrooge encountering the spirits of Earth Day Past, Present, and Future. The focus of the piece is on the environmental issues that are facing our planet today, presented in a humourous but pointed manner.
All proceeds raised will go to the following environmental groups:
We are extremely grateful to the various sponsors who have made it possible for us to publicize this event and get the word out. Please show your support by supporting these businesses and organizations. Thank you, thank you.
The event is the brainchild of Andrew Welch, a Caledon author and performer. In 2009, Welch teamed-up with Jay Mowat, station manager of Erin Community Radio, to create the first Earth Day - Payback performance, which was a huge success. Once again, they have joined forces to assemble a stellar line-up of performers and engage the participation of various local businesses and environmental action groups. Everyone involved has volunteered their time and talent, with publicity costs donated by the sponsors listed above.
The DetailsEarth Day 2010 – Payback will take place on April 22 (7:30pm) at the Christ Church, Bolton (22 Nancy Street, Bolton). Admission is $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
Christ Church is located in Bolton, NW of Toronto. The church is centrally located, one block West of Queen St. (Hwy 50) on the South side of King Street. See Google Map directions.Bolton too far away or busy that night? Check out our other performances!
Testimonials and Press
To read the rest of this comment and others, we have now put together a separate page of audience feedback, media coverage, press releases, and other downloadable publicity material.
It is with much sadness that we dedicate this performace to the memory of renowned actor James B. Douglas who passed away on Dec. 29, 2009. James was a resident of Belfountain, and played a major role as a reader in our inaugural Earth Day - Payback reading last year. Read more about his prodigious career on stage and screen.
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