Collier is directing the new production of David Yee’s carried away on the crest of a wave that begins at the National Arts Centre March...
“ This play contains nine stories. Stories about redemption, the impossibility of grief, loss, strange serendipity, brutality, sacrifice...but the play, as a whole, as the bottle these missives are preserved inside...this is a play about hope. ” David Yee
- ≈ 2 hours and 30 minutes · With intermission
Centred around the cataclysmic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami carried away on the crest of a wave illustrates how world events link us all together. From two brothers in Malaysia trying to save their house from sinking, a Canadian radio-show host angered by disaster-relief efforts, a grieving Japanese father, to a lonely woman in Utah baking a pie, the play explores humanity in times of disaster.
Winner of the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama and directed by Siminovitch Prize laureate Kim Collier, carried away on the crest of a wave shows that despite our differences, we are all connected through serendipity, loss and love.
The stellar cast includes John Ng from CBC TV’s Kim’s Convenience, Zaib Shaikh, star of CBC TV’s Little Mosque on the Prairie, Adrienne Wong, a frequent director at the GCTC, Kayvon Khoshkam from NAC's productions of Twelfth Night and The December Man (L’homme de décembre) and Jenny Young from the NAC’s productions of Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott and The Penelopiad.
Audience Advisory: Mature content and brief nudity. Fog and haze effects are used in this production.