Calgary’s Downstage and Chromatic Theatre are partnering to present a co-production of The Green Line, a poetic, heartbreaking story of intergenerational queer history in Lebanon. The Green Line is a time-spanning, emotional journey that weaves together civil war Beirut with a contemporary nightclub, following one man’s journey to discover his family’s past.
The upcoming performance also marks Downstage’s first show back on the theatrical stage, as well as its season closer. The world premiere of The Green Line takes place on March 31 at the Big Secret Theatre in Arts Commons. The production is then set to run until April 9.
Recently on Alberta Morning, CKUA’s Grant Stovel was joined by playwright Makram Ayache to discuss his play shining a light on the Middle Eastern queer experience: