49th Day

49th Day
Creator
athena kaitlin trinh
Runtime
60 minutes

“there is a kind of storm
in losing the words
in losing your name”

49th Day takes us to a cemetery in Việt Nam, where a young woman makes offerings and performs rituals for her deceased grandmother. A poetic investigation of intergenerational trauma and displacement, this piece is a love-letter to elders and grandparents everywhere.

This show will offer a Talkback after the Jan 17 performance. During the talkback, the company will discuss what makes "a Canadian story," the importance of seeing immigrant and refugee experiences on stage, and how one should respectfully create art about our ancestors.


Credits

Director
Rouvan Silogix
Producer
Angela Sun and Theatre Artaud
Cast
athena kaitlin trinh
Diana Tso
Dramaturg
Jeff Ho
Stage Manager
Lily Chan
Scenographer
Waleed Ansari
Sound Designer
Gloria Mok
Audio Describer
Kat Germain

Performances

  Date Time
8th January 8:30pm  
10th January 9:00pm  
12th January 2:00pm  
15th January 6:30pm Relaxed Performance  
17th January 6:45pm  
17th January 7:45pm Sold out
19th January 2:00pm Audio description  

Accessibility information

The relaxed performance of 49th day will feature an introduction, slightly reduced sound and lighting cues and house lights on dimly. Audience members may enter and exit freely as needed. A quiet area with a live feed of the show is available to patrons throughout the performance. Audience members are welcome to do what makes them feel most comfortable including using fidgets, making noises, or moving around.


Venue

Factory Theatre Studio

125 Bathurst St
Toronto
Ontario
M5V 2R2

Access

Level of Physical Access
Accessible

Facilities

Air Conditioned
Yes
Washrooms
Yes
Outdoors
No

Content advice

Sexual contentFog machineStrobe lightsMature language

Incense will be used.

Sensory description

A two-person drama in poetic text with references to intergenerational trauma, war, racism, and violence. The performers will be speaking in English and Cantonese and singing in Mandarin. There will be incense burned on stage. The performers may move around the audience but the audience will not be asked to participate. There may be loud atmospheric sounds (such as falling rubble) and strobe lighting used in the show, and the show may also contain artificial fog.


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