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King of the Yees

Emily Cooper

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  1. Onegin

    Babs Asper Theatre

    Evgeni Onegin is a charismatic and bored bad boy who makes ruinous choices at every turn, leaving devastation in his wake. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s serial poem about unrequited love in 19th century Russia, this sweeping and romantic story for the ages gets a hip and acclaimed new theatrical treatment. 

    • Book, Music and Lyrics by

      Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille

    • Directed by

      Amiel Gladstone

  2. On the eve of the sesquicentennial, Bobby Rabbit has unfinished business with Canada’s first Prime Minister. His grandfather’s medicine bundle lies languishing in a British museum, so Bobby sets out to secure the bargaining chip he needs in this funny and bittersweet story about finding your purpose, knowing when to hang on, and when to forge a new path.

    • By

      Drew Hayden Taylor

    • Directed by

      Jim Millan

  3. King of the Yees

    Babs Asper Theatre

    It’s mid-rehearsal, and two actors playing Lauren and Larry deliver their lines. All is well until the real Larry wanders onstage. When the real Lauren – who, it seems, is also the playwright – leaps up from the audience, chaos ensues. Throw in some rogue spectators, a corrupt senator, lion dancers, ghostly ancestors, and a few firecrackers, and you have King of the Yees, an unapologetic and hilarious take on Chinese culture and tradition in North America.

    • By

      Lauren Yee

    • Directed by

      Sherry J. Yoon

  4. Play

    Based on a true story that rocked the diplomatic world, this elegant musical drama chronicles the story of a respected diplomat and a Chinese opera star – lovers who find themselves caught in a web of deceit. When the opera star is revealed as a spy – and a man – the two must face the prospect of their mutual downfall.

    Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.

    • Music by

      Njo Kong Kie

    • Text by

      Wong Teng Chi

    • Directed by

      Tam Chi Chun

  5. Play

    887

    Babs Asper Theatre

    Celebrated theatre-maker Robert Lepage returns to the NAC with an autobiographical journey through his childhood in a Quebec just beginning to awaken to its own promise. Unable to memorize a poem he must recite, Lepage uses the “memory palace” technique, assigning stanzas to the familiar rooms of his childhood home. With stagecraft that will take your breath away, 887 recreates the world of a young boy growing up in 1960s Quebec.

    • Ex Machina / Robert Lepage

    • Written, designed, directed and performed by

      Robert Lepage

  6. One afternoon, seven countries, nine stories. Directed by Siminovitch Prize laureate Kim Collier, carried away on the crest of a wave was the 2015 winner of the Governor General’s Award for Drama. David Yee’s stunning play explores the far-reaching impact of the massive 2004 tsunami, in which millions of lives were changed forever in a fury of water and debris, but kept afloat by the serendipity and hope that connects us all.

    • By

      David Yee

    • Directed by

      Kim Collier

  7. After the police shooting of Sammy the DJ, a close-knit music crew struggles to come to terms with the tragedy – personally and professionally. Does the show go on or do they seek revenge? Sal Capone’s seismic hip-hop beats and powerhouse performances use grace and wit to raise a mighty fist to prejudice, homophobia and injustice.

    • By

      Omari Newton

    • Directed by

      Diane Roberts

  8. Based on the novel by Ottawa’s beloved Brian Doyle, Up to Low is the magical and mystical tale of a young boy’s journey to manhood. Twelve-year-old Tommy is on the road with his father and boozy Uncle Frank, heading back to the cabin they haven’t visited since Tommy’s mother died. Filled with deserted farms, smoky taverns and midnight rows upriver, Up to Low captures 1950s Ottawa Valley in a way that is both familiar and brand new.

    • By

      Brian Doyle

    • Adapted for the stage and directed by

      Janet Irwin

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