Written by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, directed by Clare Preuss. Until Dec. 3 at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson St. passemuraille.ca or 416-504-7529 Donna-Michelle St. Bernard is in the midst of an audaciously ambitious project: to write a play inspired by each country in Africa, 54 in all. Including this one, seven have been produced and/or published, including Gas Girls and A Man A Fish, both of which were nominated for Governor General’s Awards.
This week Ross Petty Productions, which has been staging family musicals in the English pantomime tradition at the Elgin Theatre for 22 years, premieres A Christmas Carol: The Family Musical With a Scrooge Loose. And, for the first time in its 55-year history, the Shaw Festival is putting on its own version of the show, an adaptation written and directed by Tim Carroll, the festival’s artistic director since 2016.
For many audience members this history may not be familiar and part of the interest of the show is learning about it, alongside Ho’s family tale. The high ambition of this debut play by Jeff Ho is to tell the true story of three generations of women in his family, stretching back to his great-grandmother’s escape to Hong Kong from China during the Japanese occupation in the Second World War. The first section, called the prelude, introduces a character screaming in fear about rats.
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