In a surreal and gothic suburbia, ten teens flee a mysterious plague they have brought upon themselves. Concord Floral is a million-square foot greenhouse in a suburb of the city. Having
In a surreal and gothic suburbia, ten teens flee a mysterious plague they have brought upon themselves.
Concord Floral is a million-square foot greenhouse in a suburb of the city. Having been abandoned for years, it is seen as a scourge by concerned parents in the nearby subdivisions. It is also a refuge for neighbourhood teens; a place of their own in which to throw parties, experiment, dream, dare and come of age.
Concord Floral is, in part, an adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th-century allegory, The Decameron, where ten teens seek refuge in an abandoned villa and weather the plague by telling each other stories, to keep each other alive. In this contemporary reinterpretation, ten youth flee to the greenhouse when a plague is visited upon their neighbourhood.
Written by the winner of the 2014 Governor General’s Award, 26-year old Jordan Tannahill is described as “one of Canada’s most promising young independent theatre artists” and “the poster child of a new generation of artists for whom “interdisciplinary” is not a buzzword, but a way of life”. Created in accompaniment with acclaimed multi-disciplinary artists Erin Brubacher and Cara Spooner, along with a group of teenagers from across the Greater Toronto Area, Concord Floral was originally created over a period of three years. The development process in which the show was first created is at the heart of its making. Theatre Junction collaborates with original creator Erin Brubacher on a new production, specifically within a Calgary context, performed by the 2015-16 members of our award-winning High School Mentorship Program from across our city and suburbs.
Concord Floral won the 2015 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play.
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