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Quiet Courage: Commemorating the Halifax Explosion
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Amicus Productions is raising funds for their 2017 fall production of Quiet Courage at the Papermill Theatre in Toronto. The play is an adaptation of "Too Many to Mourn" by James and Rowena Mahar about the Halifax Explosion in 1917.

Amicus Productions is commemorating the centenary of the Halifax Explosion with Quiet Courage, an adaptation of Too Many to Mourn by James and Rowena Mahar from November 9th-25th, 2017 at the Papermill Theatre (67 Pottery Rd.) in Toronto. The story is about the Jackson family who lost two-thirds of their extended family on that fateful December morning in 1917. At the heart of the family are sisters Mary and Ada who try to find survivors and deal with the enormity of their loss.

Amicus Productions is a community-based theatre group and all participants are volunteers. We try to keep our production costs to a minimum so that our ticket prices are as low as possible ($15-$25) in order to make our shows accessible to the largest group of people. Amicus receives no public funding and ticket sales account for only 75% of our total expenses. So we work hard to try to raise the remainder through fundraiser activities and sponsorship opportunities.

We feel that the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion is an important commemorative date in Canadian history and feel the story of the Jackson family and their courage is very relevant today. We hope that you agree and will support this production with a donation. We are grateful to Nimbus Publishing and New World Publishing for contributing books for this fundraiser initiative. You can donate any amount, but if you donate one of our three featured options you will receive one of four titles about this extraordinary event.

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$50 CAD
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Donate $50 and receive one of four books on the Halifax Explosion:

Too Many To Mourn by James and Rowena Mahar tells the tragic story of the Halifax Explosion through the lives and deaths of the Jackson family.

Shattered City by Janet Kitz, the most comprehensive ever written on the Explosion, details the terrific devastation, the aftermath and the restoration.

Scapegoat by Joel Zemel is the definitive historical work related to the legal context, trials and appeals that followed the massive explosion.

Betrayal of Trust by Joel Zemel is the story of Commander F. Evan Wyatt, the only person criminally charged and subsequently acquitted in connection with this tragic event.
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$100 CAD
2 Tickets and a Book
  • 4 bought
Donate $100 and receive two tickets for any performance date and one of four books on the Halifax Explosion.
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$150 CAD
4 Tickets and a Book
  • 0 bought
Donate $150 and receive four tickets for any performance date and one of four books on the Halifax Explosion.
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