The Raymur Mothers – A Musical
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
600 Campbell St
vancouver, British Columbia
The Raymur Mothers – They Wouldn’t Take No for an Answer is an original full-length musical from Bob Sarti and Bill Sample, directed by Jay Hamburger, and is the third installment in our Untold Stories of Vancouver series. This original work is based on landmark events that occurred in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood in the 1970’s and focuses on community empowerment through its 13 rousing songs and historic content.
The play explores the experiences young women, single mothers in Vancouver in the 1970’s standing up to overpowering corporations and defending their personal dignity. The single mothers in the Raymur Place Social Housing Project are active participants and non-violent demonstrators whose actions end in positive resolution and community building. The main movement of the plot involves a focus on the mother’s efforts to have a pedestrian overpass built over railroad tracks in order for their children to get safely to school.