About The Arrival

The Arrival is a migrant story told as a series of wordless images that might seem to come from a long forgotten time. A man leaves his wife and child in an impoverished town, seeking better prospects in an unknown country on the other side of a vast ocean. He eventually finds himself in a bewildering city of foreign customs, peculiar animals, curious floating objects and indecipherable languages. With nothing more than a suitcase and a handful of currency, the immigrant must find a place to live, food to eat and some kind of gainful employment. He is helped along the way by sympathetic strangers, each carrying their own unspoken history: stories of struggle and survival in a world of incomprehensible violence, upheaval and hope.‚Äč

Mount Vernon Theatre

Theatre at Mount Vernon is truly an immersive experience where students have endless opportunities to act, design, build, stage manage and create electrifying experiences like no where else. From Hitchcock to Shakespeare, original plays inspired by podcasts to popular musicals we all know and love, our students are able to tailor their drama experience to suit their passions & interests. Students begin learning about theatre in Preschool Performing Arts Class and continue to hone their skills until elective courses become available in Grades 6-12. Whether they are new to theatre or an experienced veteran, students have no shortage of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to flourish in theatre arts!