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How Black Mothers Say I Love You

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By Trey Anthony

Starting a better life in Canada is a dream for many immigrants, but for Daphne the decision presents an unthinkable sacrifice. This is a story of separation and reconciliation.


Approx 115 minutes, plus a 15 minute intermission. 

Ticket Info

The first Sunday of each GCTC production is a Pay-What-You-Desire performance. Available tickets can be purchased in person at the box office as of noon for the 2PM performance for whatever price suits your budget. 

GCTC also offers adult & student group rates for groups of 10 or more, please call the box office or e-mail us for more information.

Why I chose this play

“My family is radically different than the one in this play, but it made me feel as though I were standing face-to-face with my siblings or parents or children, seething with frustration, but still feeling that ineffable tenderness of family.”

— Eric Coates, Artistic Director

Creative Team

Trey Anthony: Playwright

Bénédicte Bélizaire: Chloe
Lucinda Davis: Daphne
Malube Uhindu-Gingala: Claudette
Samantha Walkes: Valerie

AL Connors: Sound Designer
Chantal Hayman: Stage Manager
Jess Preece: Assistant Stage Manager
Helen Rainbird: Costume Designer
Kimberley Rampersad: Director
Roger Schultz: Set, Props, and Lighting Designer


Prologue Series

The Prologue Series continues to bring exciting discussions and unique experiences to GCTC that take us into the creative process of the plays on our stage.
The series is free to the public and will start at 7:00 pm in the GCTC lobby. The next event takes place on March 7 and will be hosted by CTV personality Stefan Keyes, featuring a discussion with guests:

  • Kimberley Rampersad (Director)
  • Roger Schultz (Set, Props, and Lighting Designer)

Stages & Pages

The Ottawa Public Library and GCTC have come together in a special partnership to help you explore the themes and topics raised in each play during GCTC’s 2017-2018 season.

OPL’s Readers’ Advisory staff have read the scripts for each of the plays, and recommended resources to further the exploration of their themes. The resources will only add to the experience of seeing the show, and can be explored before or after being part of the audience.

Earlier Event: January 16
What a Young Wife Ought to Know
Later Event: April 24