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Runs from Thursday October 19 2023 to Sunday October 22 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Performance Hall
1701 Elgin Road
Victoria BC V8R 5L7

Event Notes


“A powerful fable about optimism and revolution” - with Students determined to change the system and themselves.

Winner of the 2022 Governour General’s Award for French Drama and described by the jury as “Funny, hard-hitting and merciless, but not without a touch of tenderness.”

CCPA hold’s the distinct pleasure to open our 25th Anniversary Season with the English Language Premiere of The Weight of Ants By David Paquette and translated by Leanna Brodie.

An absurd and imaginative tale of two young people, forced to navigate the chaotic state of the world at one of the worst schools in history. Both a trippy political satire and an x-ray of our collective anxieties. The Weight of Ants sees razor-sharp wit as form of citizen resistance.

Directed by Jovanni Sy

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