RICHMOND HILL, ON, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - L'Arche Daybreak's 50th anniversary kicks off March 5th with the theatrical premiere of Journey to the Greatest Gift, a celebration of how people with and without intellectual disabilities and from different social origins, religions and cultures can live and learn together. The event is being held at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.
This original stage production has been specially commissioned to celebrate community and belonging through acting, song, dance and visual storytelling. It will feature the talents of the entire Daybreak community, both onstage and off. Taking centre stage will be the L'Arche Daybreak Spirit Movers, L'Arche Toronto's Sol Express and a cast that includes people of all abilities. Cameo appearances will also be made on stage by special guests from the town of Richmond Hill. Set design, props and projection were inspired by original artwork created by Daybreak artists.
"Journey to the Greatest Gift is more than a variety show or cabaret and unlike anything seen before on stage," noted L'Arche Daybreak Community Leader Trish Glennon. "It's an original play that pulls together many different people from within the community to celebraWebsite - www.larchedaybreak.comte all the special gifts we share with each other."
Tickets are available online or by phone at (905) 787-8811 through the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts box office.
Jean Vanier, son of Canada's former governor general Georges Vanier, founded L'Arche in 1964 in France. L'Arche Daybreak in Richmond Hill, Ontario, was the second community of L'Arche, started in October 1969. Today, there are nine L'Arche communities in Ontario, 31 in Canada, and 150 in nearly 40 countries around the world. L'Arche Daybreak includes eight homes woven into the neighbourhoods of Richmond Hill as well as several creative programs of community activities, and the Dayspring spiritual centre. The L'Arche Daybreak community is a dynamic example of how people with different intellectual abilities and from diverse backgrounds can build life together in community.
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