Presented by Red Snow Collective
Preview November 24
November 25-December 10
See dates & times below.
Red Snow Collective presents the world premiere of Comfort, written by Diana Tso and directed by William Yong.
Comfort is a love story about two teenagers in Nanjing, China, who find joy and friendship in their shared passion for opera, which later become precious in their survival through the war and imprisonment in a comfort house in Shanghai.
Over 200,000 girls and women across Asia were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II and were referred to as comfort women. Comfort explores the meaning of comfort in war time, celebrates the resilience of women and is a declaration of the power of art to heal and find change.
The cast of Comfort features Vania Chan, Phoebe Hu, Jen Hum, Vicki Kim, Oliver Koomsatira, Timothy Ng and Jeff Yung, with an original score by Constantine Caravassilis, performed live by Patty Chan, Cathy Nosaty, Brandon Valdivia. Scenic design is by William Yong, set design is by Rebecca Picherack, and costume design is by Erika Chong.
Friday November 25 at 8:00 pm (Gala)
Saturday November 26 at 2:00 pm (matinee)
Saturday November 26 at 8:00 pm
Tuesday November 29 at 8:00 pm (PWYC)
Wednesday November 30 at 8:00 pm
Thursday December 1 at 8:00 pm
Friday December 2 at 8:00 pm
Saturday December 3 at 2:00 pm (matinee)
Saturday December 3 at 8:00 pm
Tuesday December 6 at 8:00 pm (PWYC)
Wednesday December 7 at 8:00 pm
Thursday December 8 at 8:00 pm
Friday December 9 at 8:00 pm
Saturday December 10 at 2:00 pm (matinee)
Saturday December 10 at 8:00 pm
Running time is approximately 120 minutes
with one 15 minute intermission.
Tickets are $15-$28 and are available online.
Tickets for the Gala Performance on Friday, November 25 are $48.
Tuesdays are Pay-What-You-Can at the door.
For school show bookings & workshops please contact Diana Tso.
Purchases made online or by telephone are by credit card only.
At the door payments accepted by cash, debit, VISA and Mastercard.
Box Office Telephone: 416-531-1402
More information on ticket pick-up here.
Red Snow Collective is a theatre company dedicated to creating theatre that merges a myriad of cultural storytelling forms with movement and music to rediscover & re-envision the present by connecting with our traditions, histories and mythologies; bringing together artists of the highest caliber and diversity to speak stories that are globally relevant and creatively powerful; building bridges and dialogue between communities through art and theatre.
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