03 December 2021
‘Run Nawrocki Run! Escape from Banff Prison’
Written, performed & produced by Norman Nawrocki
Watch on YouTube Dec 11th to Dec 17th
A poor, unemployed Ukrainian Canadian citizen is nabbed by the police, imprisoned in a WW1 concentration camp near Banff Alberta & forced to do slave labour. Despite the brutal conditions, he rebels, dreams & conspires to escape. Meanwhile, his ‘Baba’ in Ukraine works her peasant magic to help him.
In his newest exciting play, acclaimed playwright/actor/musician Norman Nawrocki blends Canadian history, emigration, racism, war hysteria, Ukrainian folkloric medicinal rituals, music & legend with family memory into a compelling tale about hope, courage & resistance.
A little-known but true story of the incarceration & exploitation of 9,000 mostly Ukrainian Canadian immigrants in one of 24 forced labour camps across the country.
On his YouTube channel. (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKBVz0yppyWBrXvfal4PPsw) from Saturday December 11th @ 9am EST until Fri. Dec. 17th, 9pm EST.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/241926741186402