Showtimes

  • Weds-Sat at 8pm with 2pm Sat matinees
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

Special Showings

  • Artist Talkback: Friday, Nov. 4
  • Added Sunday Matinee: Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2pm
  • LATE-NIGHT SHOWS: In the Flesh (Oct 29, Nov 3 & 4) and The Most Massive Woman Wins (Nov 9-12) by Stone's Throw Productions

Reviews — 7 Open

Terri Bowe

Nov. 1, 2016

2:37 PM

What a fabulous show. If you are new to Canada, know someone who is new to Canada, or have never understood what it is like to be new to Canada, you should attend.
This one woman show was interested, painful, joyful, insightful. She nailed Canadianism, what it must be like to experience driving across a piece of Canada for the first time and what it must be like to find yourself alone in a public place for the first time in your life. Take the time to see this show, you will not be disappointed.

Misuk

Nov. 7, 2016

12:02 PM

In this play, I could read her passion for herself, her hope, and her dream. The journey to her dream was emotional and impressive enough to touch the hearts of people thirsty for a change. I would like to give her big hands and respects for her perspiration. “Finally you made it. Good job. You found and fulfilled your dream”. It is a story about a brave woman, who struggles to pursue her dream. She plunged herself in the new ocean of Canada, seeking for her dream and survived. How brave!! I dream a dream for a change, but plunging myself is always another. It requires courage and determination. However somebody does it and makes it. Throughout the play, her story moves our minds, allowing us to laugh to the full and sometimes to feel pity. I didn’t understand completely what occurred to her in Canada with the limits of my competence in English. But the feeling she might have felt came to me along with the Korean songs. My heart leaped swollen up and descended shrunken down with the songs which has lived with the fluctuation of Korean history. I am sure you Canadians might have felt her feelings frustrated and blessed with the tunes of repeated Korean songs. “There will be a sunny day tomorrow”. “Where is your hope in this rough world?” And specifically the last song would draw something hot overflowing deeply from the heart of Koreans.

Paul Birch

Nov. 7, 2016

2:57 PM

What a tour de force! A totally bare stage, one small suitcase and a woman with unbelievable guts. These were the ingredients that transformed ninety minutes into an experience that was humanizing, broadening and fascinating. Maki’s honesty and keen observation led us into ourselves to consider our own times of frustration and joy. We can never again consider newcomers to our country as mere statistics. They, like us, have a richness that makes us all kin. Thank you for this poignant reminder in such an entertaining form.

Diane

Nov. 7, 2016

4:29 PM

Excellent!!

Ruth

Nov. 7, 2016

4:53 PM

Ms Yi’s journey to fulfill her passion as an actor in Canada is told with humour, courage, insight and passion and is not without its difficulties and disappointments. She shares some very personal battles in her life with the audience as well as shedding light on the hoops and hurdles that Canada customs and immigration made her jump through and over, to become a permanent resident ~ shameful on our part really. Her use of Korean songs to express her determination was powerful and her first impressions of Canada are priceless. Though I wasn’t sure where the show was going right at the beginning, I was soon drawn in and then immersed, as Ms Yi wove her tale of overcoming enormous odds to fulfill her dream of leaving her homeland and of becoming an actor in her chosen land of residence, Canada. Well worth battling our Vancouver weather to attend.

Nancy

Nov. 7, 2016

5:05 PM

I was born in Princeton, British Columbia, a small town in the Similkameen Valley. I was raised in Penticton, B.C., went to UBC, and worked until retirement in B.C. and I loved this performance.

I loved experiencing something that I will never experience, the leaving of my city, country to live in other cities, country. The courage of the the main character charmed; she captured what it is to be Canadian- non-Canadian and the very difficult journey the protagonist took to become a Canadian Landed Immigrant.

Thank you.

nomad

Nov. 9, 2016

7:13 PM

fabulous. brave. honest. and true-to-life to those of us who know of such happenings.
I am familiar with pacific theatre and love the intimacy of it.
two small points:
1) the final song ‘showed’ the yearning, longing, emotion. would have liked to have understood the lyrics – a bit of it in English would have been appreciated.
2) a mic would have been helpful especially when maki was facing away and we could only see her back, since her words were unclear during these times.
blessings to her on her path in the theatre.

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