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  PARRSBORO  

  AUGUST 17 - 27  

DOWNED HEARTS

BY CATHERINE BANKS

An intimate look at the resilience and beauty of a Nova Scotia island community in the aftermath of tragedy.

Aaron makes his living as a fisherman off the coast of Nova Scotia. When tragedy falls from the sky, his quiet island community is thrown into chaos. Aaron searches the water trying to make sense of what's happened, until he finds a silent young woman amongst the wreckage.


Inspired by the local response to the Swissair 111 disaster that struck off the coast of Peggy's Cove in 1998, Downed Hearts is a world premiere from award-winning Nova Scotian playwright Catherine Banks.

DOWNED HEARTS FIELD TRIP

 

Join us for an all day Field Trip to see Downed Hearts, with a few fun stops along the way!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

  9:00 AM - Depart Alderney Landing

10:30 AM - That Dutchman's Cheese Farm Animal & Nature Park

12:00 PM - Lunch at Harbour View Restaurant

  2:00 PM - Downed Hearts Closing Matinee

  4:00 PM - Post-Show Chat with Playwright Catherine Banks

  5:30 PM - Stop at Masstown Market

  7:00 PM - Arrive Alderney Landing

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“Long after the Swissair disaster, and after the stories of the victims and the victims’ families had been told, there were quieter stories about the struggles of the fishermen who went out that night to rescue people but instead spent days in a grisly recovery operation. In 2006 I started thinking about how a fisherman might heal from the trauma of that experience and suddenly a young woman, waiting on an island, came into my imagination. Writing the play has been an exploration of how healing comes to us in mysterious ways.”

— Catherine Banks, Playwright

Downed Hearts, 2023

(Photo by Stoo Metz)

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