Ballad of the Motherland

Written by Annie Valentina

March 21- April 9, 2023

Fountain Hall Stage

It is 2014: One Canadian blogger makes the pilgrimage to her parents' homeland in East Ukraine, and is caught in the crossfire - literally and metaphorically - when captured by local separatists as a "foreign operative". Today, as Russian bombs fall on Ukranian cities, she speaks of the ordeal publicly for the very first time.  Inspired by real events of the 2014 armed conflict in Donbass, this story deals with the human search for meaning in the face of impossible odds, as well as reconciling ex-pat identities in the Slavic Canadian diaspora.



Fountain Hall Stage
March 21- April 9, 2023

Show Times:
Tuesday to Friday - 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 2 pm & 7:30 pm


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