This week we take a trip to the Palm Springs desert to commemorate World AIDS Day, get all religious with Pi Theatre in Lost Words, and help raise some cash at this year’s Diorama Party at Celebrities.
In honour of World AIDS Day, McLaren Housing Society presents the Canadian premiere of Desert Migration (Dec 1), a documentary on the life of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors who have migrated to form a unique community in Palm Springs where life is comfortable and both their homosexuality and health condition is not just tolerated, but welcomed. Desert Migration examines their lives as they come to terms with the act of living again – embracing the second chance that has been given to them through pharmaceutical treatment.
Pi Theatre returns with another edition of Lost Words (Dec 1), a series focusing on banned, censored and controversial plays. This time it is all about religion with an exploration of theatre that was deemed to be too sacrilegious for people to hear and see. Seems appropriate this time of year, although we would have also accepted an exploration of theatre that featured Kris Kringle.
The Fullerstines are back with another edition of The Diorama Party (Dec 5) hosted by Barb Snelgrove. This annual “fun”raiser not only features a collection of wacky and wonderful dioramas, but raises much needed cash for charities this time of year.