‘Unfiltered reality’ on stage for Man Up!

The true story of the Boys Club Network

The Community Justice Centre and City of Courtenay’s Community Drug Strategy Committee present the Westcoast Boys Club Network Foundation’s (BCN) reality stage production of Man Up! – the true story of the Boys Club Network.

A caution for dramatic content and strong language accompanies invitations to this performance.

“Unfiltered reality and strong language define the hallways, dreams and disappointments of Canada’s large population of boys at-risk, and to reach them we must speak, understand and respond to that language authentically and hopefully,” says BCN co-founder Walter Mustapich.  “Hope is what we are all about.”

It is fitting that Man Up! runs throughout National Addictions Awareness Week.  The evening performance on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. is open to the public, and admission is free. The performance takes place at the Stan Hagen Theatre at North Island College (2300 Ryan Rd., Courtenay) and is 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A period.  Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Man Up!, a critically-acclaimed and professionally written, directed and performed production, chronicles the true story of the original Boys Club.

A gritty, heart-wrenching, emotional and life-changing story of two determined Eastside educators, a group of at-risk boys on the sharp knife edge of life, a handful of generous and visionary Vancouver businessmen from all walks of life, and the compelling four-year journey they took together – from the edge of frustration, hopelessness and despair to the pinnacle of hopefulness and success.

It includes deeply personal stories of individual struggle, overcoming demons, and realizing dreams.

Due to the dramatic content and strong language of this performance it is recommended for those aged 15 and up.

For more information about the Boys Club Network, please see their website at www.boysclubnetwork.com

For more information about the performance, contact Karen at 250-339-3603 or  drugstrategy@hotmail.com. Special thanks to the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Courtenay for its support of this event.

 

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