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Audio Description - This Is War

  • University of Calgary - Univeristy Theatre 230 University Ct NW Calgary, AB (map)

Running Time: 90 Min, no Intermission


General Admission: $21

Students/Seniors: $16

Tickets available HERE

This is War by Hannah Moscavitch

Master Corporal Tanya Young, Private Jonny Henderson, Sergeant Stephen Hughes, and Sergeant Chris Anders serve in the Panjwaii district of Afghanistan. While holding this volatile region, they live through an atrocity. In interviews with the media, the soldiers recount the details of what happened leading up to the horrific event with painful and halting detail. The soldiers may not be responsible for the incident, but they are not entirely innocent either. It becomes clear that each soldier is carrying their own guilt and trauma from the psychological toll of fighting in a war where the allies are uncertain and the enemy is always present.

Contains mature themes, violence and coarse language. Suggested for ages 14+.

Audio Descriptions/Touch Tour

For blind or visually impaired audience members we provide pre-show Touch Tours and Audio Described Performances. A touch tour is an opportunity for tactile exploration of the theatre prior to the show. One of our hosts will guide audience members while they explore the set, props, and costumes of the play. The hosts will also introduce the audience to actors and can answer any questions.

During the show an actor describes the visual elements of the performance in real-time through headphones.

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