“We get together and do things like butcher a lamb or make sausages. We all work together to make something, then we eat it and share any knowledge we have about the food with everyone at the table,” McCarthy explained.
Canada, It’s Complicated is a satirical revue of the history of Canada. The play takes a close look at the stories we tell ourselves about Canada, and the stories about Canada that often get overlooked.
“I’m hoping that my vulnerability, which I believe is my greatest strength, will help other people and especially children who are struggling and feel like they don’t have a place to fit in. I’m trying to carve out that space for them and for me.”
John E. Maunder describes St. John’s at the beginning of the nineteenth century as “…a rowdy, dirty and disorganized little fishing village and military garrison of about 5000 souls … a literary and cultural wasteland.”
The organizers are looking for legends and folktales, the type of stories that are passed down through generations, but they are also interested in the type of stories that teenagers tell each other; urban legends, tall tales and ghost stories.