All-American World-wartime gal and superstar stewardess of the airforce preaches to the choir in Pearle Harbour's Sunday School! Pearle guides her flock through the perils and parables of being a progressive ally. Come to sing, clap along, and listen quietly! Today’s lesson will be about safe spaces, safe logic, and regressive progressivism, and features live music and original songs in the style of Taylor Mac, Phil Ochs, and Raffi. It’s some good old-fashioned spiritual edutainment.
"The song 'Empathy,' spelled Empithy,' with emphasis on the 'pithy,' most strongly articulates Pearle’s enthusiasm for this kind of half-hearted politicking. Pearle’s delivery is of course tongue-in-cheek, delivered under a portrait of our Sunny Days leader Justin Trudeau as a talking Facebook feed with layers of sarcasm and cynical wit laid thick underneath." (Toronto Star)
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Pearle Harbour's Sunday School was presented with the support of Theatre Passe Muraille and the Centre for Drama, Theatre, & Performance Studies (University of Toronto).
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written by Justin Miller & Pearle Harbour / directed by Rebecca Ballarin / dramaturgy by Sandra Balcovske / composition & accompaniment by Steven Conway / production & lighting design by Joseph Pagnan / set & additional costumes by Amanda Wong / design assistant by Mirabella Sundar-Singh / sound design by Kelly Anderson / carpentry by Edith Nataprawira / stage management by Giuseppe Condello / production management by Deborah Lim