For a while now the Toronto collective Fixt Point has been in Regina with its Storymobile collecting input from local residents about what makes the Queen City special. They were at Wascana Centre for Canada Day, and also did a four-day stint at Central Library in the downtown area.
All that was done in preparation for an installation/performance that Fixt Point is presenting at Darke Hall Sunday July 12 under the project banner The Tale of a Town. The collective has made similar stops in other Canadian cities while working toward a special celebration of the country’s main street culture tied to the sesquicentennial in 2017, and on its website it describes the project this way:
The Tale of a Town is a site-specific theatre and media project aiming to capture the collective community memory of Canada’s Main Streets, one story at a time, while preserving local heritage and promoting neighbourhood culture.
Fixt Point’s Regina stop is being presented by Curtain Razors, Regina Public Library, Dunlop Art Gallery and University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts. The performances at Darke Hall on Sunday will be held at 2, 4, 7 and 9 p.m. Seating is limited, and you can find out more on the Curtain Razors website.