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A powerful staged reading of scenes from a new play by Sangeeta Wylie about a mother and her six children fleeing Vietnam in 1979.

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The Festival invites you to watch a recorded reading of scenes and music from we the same, a new play by Sangeeta Wylie, with guest speakers between scenes. Produced by Ruby Slippers Theatre, we the same is inspired by the true story of a mother with six young children separated from their father. Fleeing Vietnam in 1979, the mother and her children endured pirate attacks, typhoons, shipwreck, starvation and more. After over forty years of secrets, is reconciliation possible between a mother and her daughter?

Directed by Diane Brown, with actors Evelyn Chew, Chris Lam, Brandy Le, Grace Le, Khaira Ledeyo, Elizabeth Tai, Vietnamese danh tranh music by Vi An Diep and speakers Stella Nhung Davis (Lac Viet Radio Program) and Mohammed Alsaleh (refugee advocate). Pre-recorded at the Firehall Arts Centre. Following the reading, there will be a live Q&A on Zoom.

  • Viewing on Zoom with live Q&A opportunity
  • Free / donation appreciated
  • For ages 18 and up
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