Glad to be Here – Theatre Preview

Last night I had the chance to take in a preview of Glad to be Here. Glad to be Here is the latest offering from Theatre by the River. The website will give you show times and ticket links. You’ll know from past posts, that independent theatre is an interest of mine. Particularly in the way it brings people of various backgrounds together.

A pair of flippers. A prop for Glad to be Here.
The flippers are part of the immersive experience of Glad to be Here

Glad to be Here invites the audience into the world of New Winnipeg. New Winnipeg arose after the great global flood. 30 years on from that event the city is opening its doors to the world outside.

New Winnipeg has built an equitable, sustainable, and united community. Fostered by the vision of their famed leader Cassandra, New Winnipeg offers a fresh start to life.

As visitors to New Winnipeg, you will move through its history. You will listen to the story of Cassandra. You will receive the best the city has to offer.

Glad to be here experience

Glad to be Here is an immersive experience. Held inside Portage Avenue Church, you enter into the experience as you arrive. There are greeters at the door to offer you a life vest. After all, one can never be to careful in a city created by a flood.

You enter an area containing various artifacts from New Winnipeg. There are lifeguards around to answer your questions. Soon a presentation on the city begins. A tour follows that combines the city’s past, present, and future.

Returning from the tour, there is something to tickle your taste buds?

Water and bottles abound
There are plenty of bottles and lots of water in New Winnipeg

This is an evening that engages all your senses. Pay attention to all of them. It’s easy to get caught up in sensory overload.

All the while the lifeguards are doing there best to sell New Winnipeg. You will hear much abut the virtues of this virtuous city. After all, who would not want to live in such a paradise? New Winnipeg is so different from Old Winnipeg. Or is it?

Take the journey and find out yourself. Unlike, a certain city known for its car dealerships, New Winnipeg is definitely worth the trip.

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