This week we offer a trio of very different shows from all corners of the globe including an exploration of homophobia in the Chinese community, a French play about memory, and comedy from Ireland.
[dropcap]1[/dropcap]the frank theatre company remounts Canadian playwright Minh Ly’s Ga Ting (Mar 8-13) at The Cultch. Chinese for family, Ga Ting is a powerful and emotionally-charged story about an immigrant Chinese couple trying to come to terms with the death of their son. The new reworked script delves more deeply into race and sexual politics as it explores homophobia in the Chinese community, and racism in the gay community.
[dropcap]2[/dropcap] Theatre la Seizeme, Vancouver’s French-language theatre company, presents François Archambault’s Tu te souviendras de moi, a touching story about memory, communication, time that passes and the necessity to remember, and sometimes forget. For non-French speaking theatre-goers, Theatre la Seizeme presents the play with English surtitles on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
[dropcap]3[/dropcap]As part of Vancouver’s CelticFest 2016, Standing Room Only Theatre presents Moll (Mar 10-16) by award-winning Irish playwright John B Keane.This uproarious comedy parodies the goings-on in a rural presbytery in Kerry in the 1970s and is sure to be fun way to celebrate “the green” this St Paddy’s Day.