Run Nawrocki Run! Escape from Banff Prison
Hold the dates!
Commemorating June 20, the anniversary of the end of Canada’s WW1 internment of Ukrainians coast-to-coast, and World Refugee Day
Les Pages Noires Productions and Babushka Theatre present
The return digital performances of Run Nawrocki Run! Escape from Banff Prison
Written and performed by Norman Nawrocki
Music by Norman & Vivian Nawrocki
Watch the trailer (from Dec. 2021 show) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D3Qn6O02h8
A benefit for Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid
Mark these dates in your early summer calendar:
June 20 to July 4, 2022
Norman Nawrocki’s newest, praised play Run Nawrocki Run! Escape from Banff Prison is a Ukrainian Canadian WW1 story of courage, hope & resistance.
In Run Nawrocki Run!, a poor, unemployed Ukrainian Canadian citizen is nabbed by the police, imprisoned, and forced to do slave labour in a federal concentration camp near Banff, Alberta. Despite the brutal conditions, he rebels, dreams and conspires to escape. His Babain Ukraine works her magic to help him.
Nawrocki blends Canadian history, emigration, racism, wartime hysteria, Ukrainian folkloric medicinal rituals, music and legend, along with family memory,into this compelling, 40 minute tale. The exciting, fast-paced, multi-media production features a soundtrack composed, played and recorded by the Nawrocki siblings.
On Norman Nawrocki’s YouTube Channel, June 20-July 4
Donation (with tax receipt) to Fundacja Folkowisko Foundation gratefully appreciated