Forty-three years ago, a group of single mothers in an East Vancouver housing project carried out one of the most iconic and successful feats of direct action in Vancouver history, blockading and shutting down all rail traffic to the Port of Vancouver in a desperate measure to ensure their children’s safety.
On Oct 29, a dramatized version of their inspiring story will premiere in a musical play, The Raymur Mothers – They Wouldn’t Take No For An Answer.
Featuring 13 original songs, the play is brought to you by Theatre In The Raw, the same people who created Bruce-The Musical and Yippies In Love.
The show runs until November 9 at the Russian Hall, 600 Campbell, as part of the 11th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.
For more information check with theatreintheraw.ca. or heartofthecityfestival.com.