Coffee & Culture - Newfoundland, Canada and Confederation

Date: Mar 28
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre

This year represents two important anniversaries in the relationship between Canada and Newfoundland: it was 150 years ago that Newfoundland turned its back on the Confederation project that began in 1864 and opted to pursue a separate destiny in North America for the next eight decades, and 70 years since it voted to join Canada as the tenth province. Please join Dr. Raymond B. Blake, Professor, Department of History, University of Regina for a presentation which examines moments of that exhilarating and tumultuous history of Newfoundland's relationship with Canada and offers a glimpse into decisions made by the women and men who voted for union in 1948. It looks briefly at the relationship between Newfoundland and the Canadian Government after 1949.

Events & Programs

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakspeare By The Sea

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mallory Fisher

This production marks Artistic Director Mallory Fisher's directorial debut with the company, and will broaden the appeal of Shakespeare by re-examining one of his lesser known and infrequently staged plays—Coriolanus—in a contemporary context. Set in present-day Newfoundland, the production will underscore the play’s extant themes of corruption of power, instability of capitalism, desensitization to violence, and toxic masculinity to examine our current political and social zeitgeist.

Tickets: $25 (general admission), $20 (students, seniors, unwaged)