We Own This Now: Baden ON / October 12, 2023

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Event type: Open to Public
Event date: October 12, 2023
Event time: 7:00 pm
Location: Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyder's Rd, West / Baden, Ontario [map]

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Thursday, 12 Oct 2023 at 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)

Steinmann Mennonite Church
1316 Snyder’s Rd, West / Baden, Ontario

$15 General Admission
$10 Student
A short talkback with the actors will follow the performance

Sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee

Starring Ted Swartz and Michelle Milne, We Own This Now is a play by Alison Casella Brookins that looks at love of land, loss of land, and what it means to “own” something.

Chris has farmed the land his grandmother found as a home in Kansas after fleeing Russia almost 100 years ago; his daughter Riley is learning more about who was on that land before her Oma arrived, and the jarring connections she has to the fate of those people. Diving into historical documents, absurd situations, and extended metaphors, the audience discovers alongside Riley and Chris how the Doctrine of Discovery (the legal framework that justifies theft of land and oppression of Indigenous Peoples) is still being used and causing harm today.

More information about the play can be found on our We Own This Now page.