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Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in General News

Not to Be missed: Honour Killings -Toronto Fringe Festival and an Art exhibit, A Child's View From Gaza

Honour Killings, Toronto Fringe Festival

VOW member and professional actor, Lise Cormier, will be appearing in the world premiere of the play, Honour Killings, at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, 79A Saint George Street, as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival.  The theatre is air conditioned and wheelchair accessible.  Lise plays a 16-year old daughter in an immigrant family where the parents and older brother strive to control the behaviour of three daughters, who are struggling to lead their own lives and make their own decisions.  Feminist issues of the young women’s self-determination and the first wife’s right to autonomy arise in the power struggle that ensues, with tragic consequences.  For tickets and more information, go to, or call             (416) 966-1062      , or

Original Script by Harvey Markowitz
Rewritten by Caroline Azar.
Directed by Stevie Jay.
Assisting Producer Christopher Douglas

Stage Management: Victoria Wong,
Asst Stage Management: Lily J. MIlls

Starring: (In alphabetical order)

Lise Cormier
Shobha Hatte
Mirra Kardonne
Carole Miles
David Occhipinti
Reza Sholeh
Supinder Wraich


Show Dates:

Show 1: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 – 10:00pm – 11:30pm

Show 2: Saturday, July 7, 2012 – 5:15pm – 6:45pm

Show 3: Monday, July 9, 2012 – 6:45pm – 8:15pm

Show 4: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 – 12:45pm -2:15pm

Show 5: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 – 1:45pm -3:15pm

Show 6: Saturday, July 14, 2012 – 8:45pm -10:15pm

Show 7: Sunday, July 15, 2012 – 1:45pm – 3:15pm


Launch reception – A Child’s View From Gaza

Wednesday, July 11, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square, Toronto, ON M5G 1B1

Attending the exhibition and the reception will send an important signal that you oppose the current attempts to censor criticism of Israel in Toronto. If possible, RSVP via email or at  416 598 4521 , ext 226. Snacks and beverages will be provided. The program will also include two video shorts:

  • Samouni Street (a 13-minute film by Gaza children)
  • Gaza, did you know (a 5-minute CJPME doc)

CJPME needs additional donations to enable the exposition to travel and be exhibited in other Canadian cities. Donations can be made online, or via telephone 438-380-5410.


We look forward to seeing you at the various venues, and at the July 11th reception!


The Leadership Team

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East