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100 years since the Halifax Explosion, deCoste will host commemorative play

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. To commemorate the worst domestic tragedy in Canadian history, the deCoste Performing Arts Centre will soon host a look into the stories of some of the people who survived, and coped with the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion.

According to media released by the deCoste Centre, Lullaby: Inside the Halifax Explosion is a theatrical production that dramatically and educationally revisits the historical event, telling “little-told stores” of the events that took place, the morning of Dec. 6, 1917. The play takes into account the diversity and cultural fabric of Canada in Halifax, in that time.
The performance focuses on events in the lives of three characters, in the moments following the explosion. Lullaby follows their attempts to come to terms and reconcile with what happened – and the consequences that follow in its wake

“As the characters share their stories, experiences and history, we the audience experience the tribute to the diverse communities and cultures in Nova Scotia,” said the media release.
The performance is described as “a story of survival and growth … destruction and hope.”

Most important, the story that underlies the entire performance is not fictional – it’s based on the actual events that took place that fateful December morning.

Lullaby: Inside the Halifax Explosion can be credited to Eastern Front Theatre, the same company who brought Dickens: A Christmas Carol to the deCoste Centre’s stage.

Where: The deCoste Performing Arts Centre

When: Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available through the deCoste Centre box office at (902) 485-8848, or

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