Eric Peterson (centre) plays Percy Schmeiser in the Porte Parole production of “Seeds

Eric Peterson (centre) plays Percy Schmeiser in the Porte Parole production of “Seeds

This is the question: ‘Who Owns Life’

Key City Theatre presents "Seeds," featuring Eric Peterson, Feb. 2

For the Townsman

Explore the fascinating truth behind the food that we eat with “Seeds” at the Key City Theatre this February.

“Seeds” is a dramatic re-enactment of the four-year legal battle between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser and one of the biggest biotech corporations, Monsanto Inc.

“Seeds” runs at the Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on February 2 at 7:30 pm.

Canadian icon Eric Peterson plays the role of Schmeiser. Peterson is a Canadian stage and television actor, known for his roles in three major Canadian series: “Street Legal,” “Corner Gas” and “This is Wonderland.”

Based on court trial transcripts, interviews with Schmeiser, Monsanto representatives, and with farmers, academics, lawyers and scientists from all across Canada, “Seeds” leads us through a suspenseful labyrinth of legal conflicts around patent rights, scientific showdowns about GM food, and property clashes between farmers and the biotechnology industry.

The answer to Schmeiser’s “who owns Life?” question will determine the future of our food system.

The play is written by Annabel Soutar nad directed by Chris Abraham of Porte Parole Production.

In today’s polarized world, Porte Parole’s play-making is serious business. Since 2000, under the creative direction of playwright Annabel Soutar, the company’s eight acclaimed productions have mobilized people from different ideological, cultural and professional backgrounds to reflect together on the most controversial issues of their time.

Action speaks louder than words – but there is no greater action than speaking artfully with one another.

Tickets are $40 and $34 for Key City Theatre Members.Tickets are available at the Key City Theatre Box Office 250-426-7006 and Online at www.keycitytheatre.com

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