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Award-winning playright Ins Choi teams with St. Albans Church to help homeless in Ottawa

Media release:  January 27 2014

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Subway Stations of the Cross to premiere in Ottawa on Feb 2 as a benefit for Centre 454

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Award-winning playwright Ins Choi will be performing his play Subway Stations of the Cross at 8pm on Sunday February 2 at St. Albans Church, with all proceeds going to support Centre 454, a day program for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.  Centre 454 is located in the lower level of St. Albans Church at 454 King Edward Ave at Daly Ave.  Subway Stations of the Cross is a performance of Ins' songs and spoken word poetry inspired by an encounter with a homeless man many years ago.

Mr. Choi is enjoying considerable success these days.  Kim’s Convenience is currently in the midst of a nation-wide tour, including an 18-day, 17-performance run at Ottawa’s National Art Centre, and it has just been announced that Vancouver’s Thunderbird Films will be adapting the play for TV and film. 

“I couldn’t believe it when Ins contacted us on Facebook, asking us if we could help him stage his “other play” as a benefit for the homeless in Ottawa,” remarked Rev. Mark Whittall, pastor at Ottawa’s St. Albans Church.  “We jumped at the opportunity!”

“St. Albans was the perfect fit for what I wanted to do,” commented Mr. Choi.  “Their focus on ministry to the homeless in downtown Ottawa, their partnership with Centre 454 and the incredible interior made St. Albans Church the ideal venue for Subway Stations of the Cross.”

Subway Stations of the Cross, written and performed by Ins Choi and presented by St. Albans Church will be performed at 8pm on Sunday February 2 at St. Albans Church, 454 King Edward Ave at Daly (doors on Daly Ave).  Doors open at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $20 each, general admission, and are available on-line at www.stalbanschurch.ca.  A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.  All proceeds will go to Centre 454 (www.centre454.ca )