SILA (The Arctic Cycle)
By Chantal Bilodeau
Directed by Michael Mufson
December 6 thru December 14; Fridays at 7pm, Saturday the 7th at 7pm and Saturday the 14th at 5pm , Sunday at 2pm and Thursday at 4pm
Sila is the Inuit concept of the breath that connects all life. With a blending of Inuit mythology and and gritty realism, this urgent play exposes the devastating consequences of human beings losing their connection to the natural world and ancient wisdom. Set in the Baffin Islands, just inside the Arctic Circle, eight characters – including a climatologist, an Inuit activist and two polar bears – find their values challenged as they grapple with a rapidly changing environment and world. The personal, political, mythical and ecological intertwine as crisis, danger and death shatter the world, only to reveal the possibility of healing.