laugh-out-loud comedy | CORE SEASON | Proscenium STAGE
THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB
BY MARK CRAWFORD
MARCH 5 – 23, 2019
“On matters of laughter and identity, The New Canadian Curling Club is on the button.” – London Fuse
“[Mark] Crawford’s clever dialogue and witty comebacks make this another laugh-out-loud comedy.” – Entertain This Thought
The New Canadian Curling Club tells the story of a Chinese physician, a Jamaican-Canadian Tim Horton’s manager, a South Asian father, and a 17-year old Syrian refugee who live in a rural Canadian town. In an effort to welcome newcomers to Canada, the community decides to offer a free, “Learn to Curl” program. But when its organizer slips on the ice and breaks her hip, the rink’s ice custodian and former champion curler Stuart MacPhail is forced to step in as head coach. Trouble is, Stuart has some strong opinions about immigrants—opinions he has trouble keeping to himself. What follows is the hilarious and inspiring story of a group of unlikely athletes who face off against local prejudice and become a true team.
A comedy that “is funny, very funny… profound and diverse and encouraging” (London Fuse), The New Canadian Curling Club is a laugh-out-loud, heart-warming reminder of what it means to be Canadian.
IF YOU LIKE: Little Mosque on the Prairie, Kim’s Convenience, Schitt’s Creek, Dr. Cabbie, GLORY, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
Audience Considerations: Some strong language. Suggested for ages 13+
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes (includes 20 minute intermission)
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