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Monday, February 26, 2024

10feb7:30 pm9:00 pmThe Flame: Lunar New Year Edition Event Organized ByGateway TheatreEvent Type Arts7:30 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-08:00) Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC, V7C 3V4, Canada

The Flame: Lunar New Year Edition

Event Details

This one-night only performance of Vancouver’s wildly popular, storytelling series makes its Richmond debut with an evening of “True Stories Told by People Who Lived Them”.

Celebrating the Lunar New Year with themes of family and new beginnings, this extraordinary night features a live musician and storytelling in English, with occasional dialogue and songs in the storyteller’s mother tongue.

“We are thrilled to bring The Flame to Richmond for the very first time. This event has become a cultural phenomenon, celebrating the richness of human experience through the art of storytelling,” says Barbara Tomasic, Gateway Theatre executive artistic director. “Storytelling is a fundamental part of being human and allows us to gain a deeper connection to others and build understanding. With the diverse line-up of storytellers, audiences are in for a special evening, immersed in moving, real-life stories and heartfelt moments.”

This special performance features Deborah Williams, award-winning actor and one of the creators of Mom’s the Word, along with local storytellers in a night of unique stories of love, loss, fear, and hope that connects us as humans. These performers bravely share a personal and true story, occasionally incorporating dialogue and songs in their mother tongue, adding an authentic and immersive layer to the performances.

Audiences will hear from storytellers Beverley Elliott, Wong Wing-Siu, Chris Nowland, Samantha Sun, Sarvin Esmaeili, Renee Fajardo, Jaylon Han and Kendell Yan with musician Darling Sparrows.