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tue14jan7:30 pmtue9:30 pmControlled DamageTickets go on sale June 1.Event Type Theatre7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-04:00) Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage, 1593 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B2 Canada

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Do you know the real story behind the face of Canada’s ten-dollar bill?

On November 8, 1946, Halifax business owner Viola Desmond went to a movie at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Unaware that she was sold a lower-priced ticket for the balcony, where Black patrons were expected to sit, Viola took a seat on the main floor: the whites-only section. Although she offered to pay the one-cent tax difference, Viola was dragged from the theatre, jailed, and charged. Her story would impact history forever.

In Controlled Damage, award-winning playwright Andrea Scott illuminates the true story of Canadian Civil Rights icon Viola Desmond – a woman who took a stand against racial discrimination by taking a seat at a theatre.

Tickets go on sale June 1.


January 14, 2025 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-03:00)

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