The Ones We Leave Behind
Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (Vancouver)
Oct 24 – Nov 3, 2018 | Historic Theatre [map]
By Loretta Seto. Directed by John Cooper.
An investigator for the Public Trustee, Abby Chung is assigned her first case: to find the next-of-kin for an elderly woman named Beatrice, who has died without any family or friends to claim her. As Abby uncovers more details of Beatrice’s lonely life, she is confronted by her own demons and is forced to face the mystery of her own life—the truth about her own father who walked out on her and her mother years ago. Exploring themes of isolation and abandonment, The Ones We Leave Behind poses the question, are the greatest walls the ones we build within ourselves?
From the writer of the smash-hit Dirty Old Woman, comes a new play about the redemptive power of human connection.
2h, including intermission
Oct 24, 8PM: Preview
Oct 25, 8PM: Opening
Oct 26 – 27, 30 – 31, Nov 01 – 03, 8PM
Oct 27 – 28, Nov 03, 2PM
Post-show Artist Talkback: Oct 28 & 30
Performers: Agnes Tong*, Brahm Taylor*, Jimmy Yi*, Josh Drebit* & Alannah Ong*
Playwright: Loretta Seto
Director: John Cooper*
Artistic Producer/Associate Director: Donna Yamamoto
Set Designer: Pam Johnson
Lighting Designer: Gerald King
Costume Designer: Laura Fukumoto
Sound Designer: Dorothy Dittrich
Assistant Lighting Designer: Sophie Tang
Production Manager/Technical Director: Adrian Muir
Stage Manager: Susan Miyagishima*
Apprentice Stage Manager: Heather Barr
Props Master: Jenn Stewart
*With the generous support of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.