WHAT: Chimera Theatre presents A Staged Reading of “Mockus” by George M. Johnson.
Can a clown, a self-anointed fool, change anything besides his costume? Mockus depicts such a clown who provokes a desperate Mayor into trying playful approaches to his city’s social and environmental ills, including replacing corrupt traffic cops with mimes. However, Mockus’s antics, and his success, provoke fear and jealousy. Will Mockus survive, armed only with laughter and love?
NOTE: “Mockus” was inspired by hearing activist Mary-Wynne Ashford speak about the anti-politician Mayors of Bogota, Columbia, particularly Antanas Mockus, and by the description in her book Enough Blood Shed: 101 Solutions to Violence, Terror and War. Mockus employed creative antics, such as replacing corrupt traffic cops with street mimes, to encourage people to overcome the city’s social and environmental ills, with varying degrees of success.
WHERE: #50 – Sahali Centre Mall 945 Columbia St W, Kamloops. The entrance will be around the back side of the Sahali Centre Mall (the north side, past the Sahali Liquor Store).
WHEN: February 13th, 2015 – 7:00 pm
HOW: Admission is by donation with all proceeds going to support the artists working on the project.
FEATURING: Jessica Buchanan, Trina Dubai, Jennilee Fraser, Joel Feenstra, Krystine Lucas, Taylor James McCallum, Taran Waterous. Directed by Andrew G. Cooper