Acquiesce

Part of Factory’s season, this co-production with Fu Gen of a play by David Yee is part of a series of plays by Canadians of colour.

It is about inter-generational conflict; the problems when an abused child becomes an abuser; and inter-cultural conflict. The play transcends location or culture and proves that these are problems everyone may have to deal with directly or indirectly.

A strong cast included Richard Lee as Kai, John Ng as Tien Wei, Rosie Simon as Nine and David Yee as Sin Hwang. Sin Hwang is dragged back unwillingly to deal with his estranged father’s funeral.His father has set a number of conditions that Sin must obey. He resists, but in the end comes to understand his father and his actions.

Nina Lee Aquino did an excellent of job of keeping the play, which jumps back and forth in time and place, moving and coherent.

 

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Acquiesce

  1. keithhpotter says:

    An interesting play in a well-acted production.
    I agree with Cathy that Aquino managed the staging of the shifts in time and place with great aplomb and some interesting visual tricks, despite what I am sure was a very limited budget.
    Like Enchanted Loom, Yee’s play delves into the baggage immigrants bring – in this case even when not refugees -and in this production visually presented with some “magic” suitcases.
    Way to go Factory!

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