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Japanese Problem - Live theatre performances December 4, 2017

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Queenswood/Arbutus Room

Cadboro Commons Building University of Victoria

3800 Finnerty Road

Victoria, British Columbia V8P4X2

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Live performances of Japanese Problem

In 1942, over 8,000 Canadians were detained in barns at Hastings Park —the effects, and the memories haunt us to this day.

JAPANESE PROBLEM is a title derived from the nomenclature of WWII, but containing in it the understanding that the citizens affected at the time were neither Japanese--they were overwhelmingly legal residents/citizens of Canada, nor problematic--with zero verifiable connections to activities against Canada.

JAPANESE PROBLEM invites an audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination.

The piece exists in the contemporary moment simultaneously, where evidence of Hastings Parks’s former tenants has been erased, where survivors are uncertain if they want their names included in a memorial; and where refugees to North America are being treated in a fashion that is terrifyingly familiar.

Choose from 3 performances - Limited to 30 seats per performance. Includes brief pre-performance presentation by sponsoring department and post-performance Q&A and discussion with cast.

Each program is 1 hour 20 minutes in total.

Free and open to students, faculty and staff of Uvic. General public by donation.

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Queenswood/Arbutus Room

Cadboro Commons Building University of Victoria

3800 Finnerty Road

Victoria, British Columbia V8P4X2

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