The Prop Master's Dream - Evening (Vancouver premiere)

The Prop Master's Dream - Evening (Vancouver premiere)

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CA$35 – CA$45

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823 Seymour Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4

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A new fusion opera based on the true-life story of Wah-Kwan Gwan (1929-2000), a legendary prop master with Chinese and Indigenous heritage.

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The Prop Master’s Dream is based on the true-life story of Wah-Kwan Gwan (1929-2000), a legendary prop master born to a Chinese father and an Indigenous mother in BC. As a child, Wah-Kwan lost contact with his mother when his father took him to Guangdong, China and sent him to train as an apprentice with a local Cantonese Opera troupe. The opera follows Wah-Kwan’s journey as he comes of age and sneaks off on a steamship bound for Vancouver, in search of his true identity and his birth mother. Along the way, he encounters discrimination, unexpected friendships, and a rekindled love for the opera that embraces him as a master of his art. A bilingual Cantonese-English production, open to all ages.

道具大師的尋根夢是根據關華坤 (1929-2000) 的真實故事改編而成,他是一位傳奇的粵劇界道具大師,父親是華裔,母親是卑詩省的原住民。 華坤小時候父親帶他回中國廣東時,與母親失去了聯繫。 他在中國長大,曾在當地粵劇團受訓,成為一個粵劇演員,學習道具製作及後台佈景。 這部粵劇講述華坤返回加拿大尋根的旅程。 他偷偷登上一艘開往溫哥華的輪船,尋找他的真實身份和他的生母。 一路走來,他遇到了歧視、意想不到的友誼,以及對粵劇的重燃熱愛,這部粵劇將他視為藝術大師。 粵英雙語製作,老少皆宜。

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