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HALIFAX – How do you feel about time and space? What about place?  If your interested in taking 45 minutes to reassess your relation to these then you are in for a treat.  This month Dustin Scott Harvey, Robert Plowman, Brian Riley, Andrea Dymond and Rae Brown of Secret Theatre are offering you the starring role in a play performed between your ears.  “The Common: For As Long As You Have So Far is a site-specific experience for one person in a public space.

Starting at the fountain in the North Common, with the help of a headset, you follow the path of a mysterious natural underground creek. Transported through decades of time you are a lone wanderer experiencing the layers of lives that exist in our dear city. From the skate park when it was an Egg Pond to the Citadel as it was being surveyed by Charles Morris, to the bench in the Public Gardens where Sanford Fleming devised time zones, this historical reminiscence is interwoven with a fictional story of  your grandmother, of your great great grandmother, of your past and future relationships, of the imagined you, the imagined me, of the myths we cling to and the city we pass through every day.

WHAT: The Common: For as Long as You have So Far
WHERE: The Fountain in the North Common
WHEN: Show times start at 6:30pm and run every 15 minutes until dusk.
HOW MUCH: FREE, admission is by appointment only just email what day you wish to see it, and a contact number to and your confirmation will be sent to you. (HURRY, they’re filling up fast!)

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