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A new original musical to celebrate H’art Centre’s 20th anniversary

Fri, Apr 20, 20186:00 pm
Sat, Apr 21, 20182:00 pm
6:00 pm
Performance Hall
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The Isabel Human Rights Arts Festival
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A Gift From Martadella

Produced by H’art Centre
Script and Music By H’art participants, Kathi Toth-Switzer, David Archibald
Directed by Kathryn MacKay
Music Direction by David Archibald, Kathi Toth-Switzer

Performed by H’art participants

Twenty years ago, we met Martadella, in H’art’s first theatre production entitled “Martadella’s Gift”, a young girl who communicated in a special way using a magical bubble wandMartadella challenged and inspired others to look beyond appearances and search for the beauty and unique gifts of those who appear different.

In H’art’s new musical, we meet Sam and Marta, a couple who had been inspired by Martadella’s Gift years ago as high school students after starring in the production.  Ironically, they have a daughter, Stella, who, like Martadella, cannot speak.   Sam and Marta have spent 20 years working hard to create a safe and comfortable life for their daughter.  Marta feels that she understands and knows what’s best for Stella. But can Stella be satisfied with comfortable when she has so much more to give?

Join over 40 remarkable local performers, most with developmental disabilities, for this spirited celebratory performance showcasing their talents as actors, musicians and visual artists.

A Gift from Martadella is a story about a young woman who embarks on a journey of new personal discoveries drawing inspiration from that same magical bubble wand from years ago.

Friday, April 20 at 6 pm
Adults $20, Seniors (over 65) $12, Children (12 and under) $12

Saturday, April 21 at 2 pm
Adults $20, Seniors (over 65) $12, Children (12 and under) $12

Saturday, April 21 at 6 pm
Adults $30, Seniors (over 65) $12, Children (12 and under) $12
Prime Seating (Including prime seating in rows D,E & F and Gala reception) $50

Please inform box office if you need accessible wheelchair seating in row O

Ticket prices are inclusive of HST and ticketing fee

A Guest For Martadella

The Hon. Patricia Bovey to attend closing performance & Gala reception. 

We are pleased to announce The Hon. Patricia E. Bovey, F.R.S.A. will attend the closing performance of "A Gift From Martadella" on Saturday, April 21st at 6pm and a special Gala reception immediately following the play. Bovey, a Canaidan Senator who is well-known for her passionate support of the arts, will speak to the importance of championing the arts for all. 


Signature Sponsor

Josée Thériault, Thériault Wealth Management Team l RBC Wealth Management l RBC Dominion Securities

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Ballytobin Foundation

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Ontario Arts Council

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The Isabel Bader Centre for the Preforming Arts

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