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Around the World in 80 Plays
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Re-release available until April 20, 2022

Around the World in 80 Plays

We invite you to pack your headphones for the relaunch of, Around the World in 80 Plays  

Embark with us once again on an audio adventure that spans the globe with eight audio dramas celebrating the global canon, with works from Russia, India, Argentina, Jamaica, Iran, Nigeria, Italy, and Canada. Don’t miss some of the world’s greatest stories, performed by over 60 of Canada’s leading theatre artists, and produced by award-winning audio producers Gregory Sinclair (CBC Radio, Audible) and Matt Rideout.

In collaboration with CBC Ideas, this journey includes eight companion documentaries that explore the cultural and historical context from these countries and celebrates how they intersect with contemporary Canadian multiculturalism. Additional Extend Your Stay offerings will deepen your cultural understanding through film, literature, art, and food recommendations. 

The Around the World Passport is your subscription to not miss a moment of the journey. Enjoy easy, unlimited access to all eight audio drama, as well as the CBC Ideas and Extend Your Stay programming. All content can be accessed through your Soulpepper account portal for you to enjoy as often as you’d like through to April 20, 2022.

All around the world and throughout history, humans have acted out the stories that are significant to them, the stories that are central to their sense of who they are, the stories that have defined their communities, and shaped their societies. When we talk about classical theatre we want to explore what that means from the many perspectives of this city. This is a celebration of our global canon.

While we can’t reopen our doors this winter we are excited to reopen one of our audience favourites from last year — our trip through the global canon, taking us around the world through eight exciting radio plays!

- Weyni Mengesha


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