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

 

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