The Tashme Project: The Living Archives at Centuar Theatre
The Tashme Project: The Living Archives – The play that has been selected to be showcased as part of the Centaur Theatre’s Brave New Looks series for this year is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning production of “The Tashme Project: The Living Archives” by Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa. It will have a 10-day run at the Centaur from November 15-24; show times are at 8:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. for matinees on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a post-show Artist Talks session on November 17.
The Tashme Project: The Living Archives
“The Tashme Project: The Living Archives” is a combination stage play and documentary, and focusses on the experiences of 20 Nisei (who are second-generation Japanese Canadians) through their childhood, internment during World War II and life after the war. Based on more than 70 hours of interviews with these Nisei, the play goes from person to person, story to story, and portrays what life was like being interned during the war when they were children, which was filled with play and adventure, and for most part, was in sharp contrast to the usual stories of hardship and injustice that were always associated with this shameful period in Canadian history.
Ticket prices range from $15-$25, $10 for the November 15 preview performance, and a special 2 for 1 promotion for the matinee on November 17 (tickets for that show must be purchased by phone by November 15).
For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 514-288-3161 or go to www.centuartheatre.com.