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Carter Park

32 Stinson Street

Hamilton, ON L8N


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Red Betty Theatre presents Blackberry- an explosive new play by Radha S.Menon August 4-21st at Carter Park in Hamilton

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by Radha S. Menon

Blackberry August 4-21, 2022 in Carter Park

32 Stinson St, Hamilton ON

Previews August 2-3 // 7:30 PM

Opening Night Thursday, August 4 // 7:30 PM

Tuesday-Saturday// 7:30 PM


Sliding Scale - $15.00 - $50.00

PAY WHAT YOU CAN (PWYC) available on all Tuesday Performances (cash only)

A derelict city canal. Fiona, Mo and Salim find peace in this urban hideout, a place that reeks of freedom, where they can be themselves- until the disturbing discovery of a dead body destroys their urban utopia, bursting the fantasy of escaping their everyday lives.

Blackberry is a ghost story, a cautionary tale, a family drama, it is a testament to the imagination of youth in the face of systemic oppression. The play examines the lingering stain of colonialism from the perspective of IBPOC youth. The young people at the heart of this story are made to live on the edge of danger, in a world that is stacked against them. Analogous to the social movements of 2020, Blackberry is a relevant, mysterious and hopeful piece of theatre that contributes a powerful message to the Defund the Police Movement.

Please note that this performances takes place outdoors, we highly recommend patrons bring their own blankets/chairs to sit on.

If a performance is cancelled due to rain the ticket can be exchanged for any other date.

Show runs 1 hour 30 minutes.


Jason Chung as Mo

Molly Mutch as Fiona

Rylan Bomberry as Yvonne

Paul Smith as Salim

Mike Jensen as Policeman

Director: Alison Wong

Assistant Director: Marcel Stewart

Producer: Samantha Vu

Scenography Designer: César El Hayeck

Sound Designer: Christopher-Elizabeth

Cultural Consultant: Vanessa Henry

Outreach Coordinator: Abriana Lashley

Social Media Coordinator: Samantha Wu

Photograph credit: Radha S. Menon

Graphic Designer: Lea Kaplan

This project is made possible due to our partnerships with the Hamilton Fringe Festival, Theatre Aquarius and Suitcase in Point.

This project is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

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