Prince George-based theatre company Street Spirits will perform their interactive play entitled Man Up at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on Nov. 21. The social action theatre company

Man Up! explores men’s health issues

Prince George-based theatre company Street Spirits will perform their interactive play entitled Man Up at the RPAC on Nov. 21

PHOTO: Prince George-based theatre company Street Spirits will perform their interactive play entitled Man Up at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on Nov. 21. The social action theatre company, headed by award-winning dramatist Andrew Burton, creates interactive performances that raise awareness and generate solutions to community problems. Man Up seeks to raise awareness about men’s physical and mental health issues. It follows a man who is suffering from a variety of health issues but doesn’t want to get help. Revelstoke social development coordinator Jill Zacharias is helping bring the production to the RPAC. “In the past few years, the community as a whole experienced grief when we have traumatic issues that could have been avoided,” Zacharias said. “It creates this community conversation. We do have good resources in the community, whether it is people that are dealing with mental health issues, or other issues that affect their entire health.” The play is being presented as the first event in a new Knowledge is Power series of free public education forums that seek to decrease stigma about accessing local services. Organizer Dawn Dunlop of the Canadian Mental Health Association has organized a series of community events running through October of 2014.  “We are trying to decrease the stigma … and barriers that people face accessing services,” Zacharias said. Man up is at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on Nov. 21. Showtime is 7 p.m.; tickets by donation. See the Revelstoke Times Review Community Calendar  for Knowledge is Power events in coming weeks and months. Here, actors perform Man Up. — Aaron Orlando

 

Just Posted

Revelstoke Screen Smart: Tips on talking to your kids

Social media has long lasting impacts

Stoked on Science: Rocks of Revelstoke

How the beginnings of mountains started

Liam’s lowdown: Fall eats

If you hangout with people that do not cook, find new friends

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 19

Jack Snoddy Museum Assistant 120 Years Ago, Revelstoke Herald, September 20, 1899… Continue reading

VIDEO: A moment to remember during the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor Championship in B.C.

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday

Okanagan and Shuswap blossom at Communities in Bloom awards

District of Sicamous, City of Armstrong double winners at B.C. awards gala; Lumby also a winner

B.C. Lions hype-man marks 15 years of cheers

Crazy P cheers, chants, bangs his drum and spreads a message of love

Internet speed testing implemented in the CSRD

Test results will be tracked to find areas where improvement is needed.

Former South Okanagan resident found dead in Alberta

Candace Deleeuw was reported missing Sept. 16

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Latimer surveyed much of Summerland

Civil engineer was also responsible of community’s irrigation system

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

Most Read