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January 31 @ 2:00 pm - February 14 @ 11:59 pm

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We have partnered with Tarragon Theatre to give GCTC patrons access to Tarragon Acoustic, a series of audio versions of iconic Canadian plays, written, directed and performed by some of the best artists working in Canada today. Produced in association with PlayME Podcast’s Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley


by John Murrell

directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster

Jan 31 – Feb 14, 2021 on Tarragon Acoustic

In the midst of the American Civil War, Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson discuss the past, the future, life, love and what it means to be human.

“Even the simplest lines have a quiet eloquence…soft explosions of the heart.” — Quill & Quire

Democracy received the Canadian Authors Association’s and the Writers Guild of Alberta’s Best Play Awards in 1992. John Murrell was the playwright-in-residence with Alberta Theatre Projects from 1975 to 1976, associate director of the Stratford Festival from 1977 to 1978, and head of the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts Playwrights Colony in 1986.

Democracy was first produced at Tarragon in February 1992.



Regular Price
$10 + taxes and fees

Subscriber* Price
$7 + taxes and fees

*Available to subscribers of GCTC’s 19/20 and 20/21 seasons. Be sure to log in before purchasing. The offer will be applied before you check out.


Democracy is 2 hours in length.


When access begins on Jan 31 at 2pm, you’ll get an email with a link and password to the Tarragon Acoustic portal, where you can listen to the audio play.

Simply click the link and enter the password provided. Remember to enjoy Democracy before February 14, 2021 at 11:59pm, at which point it will no longer be available.


January 31 @ 2:00 pm
February 14 @ 11:59 pm
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