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Montreal Families

Family pass to English

Win a meaningful night out for the whole family, that will for sure generate some good discussions about what gets lost – and found – in translation. This package includes four tickets to any of the preview performances of the Canadian premiere of English – a play by Sanaz Toossi, a Segal Centre co-production with Soulpepper Theatre Company (March 19-22, 2023).

About the Show:

“English always!” That is the class rule as four Iranians assemble in a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) classroom in Karaj, Iran. As the class slowly devolves into a linguistic mess, some students cling more tightly to their mother tongues while others chase the promise of new identities. The students play word games, translate Shakira songs, and endure major preposition confusion, and we are left with questions of how much it ultimately costs to fit in. “Language always seems to take centre stage in Montreal. This beautiful play is a reminder that language barriers aren’t as insurmountable as we think and that we can find understanding when we celebrate each other’s differences”, explains Segal Centre Artistic & Executive Director, Lisa Rubin.

“Among the best new plays of the season.” – New York Theatre Guide

“Critic’s Pick! A rich new play!” – The New York Times

“Fascinating and completely satisfying. Toossi’s implications would be admirable at any time, but it is unquestionably relevant to 2022.” – New York Stage Review

Please note that the Sunday matinees and Tuesday evenings will be masking mandatory to welcome patrons who may be more comfortable around others who are masked.

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner:

Cassidy Syer

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