September 12—October 8, 2017

The Children's Republic

by Hannah Moscovitch

Show Info

Mainstage 1 (part of your season ticket package)

Directed by Christian Barry

The Children’s Republic is based on the true and inspirational tale of Dr. Janusz Korczak, a selfless advocate for children’s rights. In the Jewish Orphanage, confined within the walls of the Warsaw ghetto, Korczak struggles to protect the children, and save them from the horrors of World War II. A powerful and true story of beauty and heroism in a world devoid of freedom and the necessities of life.

Why I Chose This Play
Hannah Moscovitch is one of the world’s great writers – and this is an exceptionally beautiful play. Knowing that she wanted to revisit this script, we commissioned her to write a new version. At an exciting workshop in October, Hannah began empowering the children to tell the story – a brilliant reflection of Korczak’s approach to nurturing the young. —Michael Shamata

The Children’s Republic is generously supported by

Cast & Artists

    • Lily Cave
    • Mettye
    • Sophia Irene Coopman
    • Sara
    • Zander Eke
    • Israel
    • Paul Rainville
    • Janusz Korczak
    • Kerry Sandomirsky
    • Stefa
    • Simeon Sanford Blades
    • Misha
    • Sari Alesh
    • Violinist
    • Hannah Moscovitch
    • Playwright
    • Christian Barry
    • Director
    • Camellia Koo
    • Designer
    • Kaitlin Hickey
    • Lighting Designer
    • Jennifer Swan
    • Stage Manager
    • Sadie Fox
    • Assistant Stage Manager


Saturday, September 9 at 11 am
Belfry Studio A

Our live talk show hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and featuring artists from the upcoming show, along with experts from the community, have been designed to provide insight into each Mainstage production. Each event is livestreamed on Facebook, and is available as a podcast on our website. Excerpts are subsequently broadcast on CBC’s On The Island.

Please arrive early - B4Play is very popular.

Accessible Performances

VOCALEYE – Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm
For our patrons with low or no vision, we offer one VocalEye performance during each Mainstage production. Trained Audio Describers provide descriptions of the visual elements of the show, allowing people with low vision to enjoy the theatrical experience without missing any of the details.

HEARING ASSIST – All performances
For patrons who are hard of hearing, the theatre is equipped with an infra-red hearing assist system. We have 6 devices available through the Box Office.

FREE CHILDCARE PERFORMANCES – Call us at 250-385-6815 for dates
To help young parents experience the Belfry, we offer inexpensive tickets and free childcare for young families on select afternoons. To book your tickets and a spot for your kids (between 3–10 years old), please call our Box Office at 250-385-6815.