Past Productions

Native Earth Presents: Café Daughter

By Kenneth T. Williams
A Gwaandak Theatre Production

January 15-20, 2013

@ The Aki Studio Theatre

Café Daughter is a one-woman show inspired by the life of Dr. Lillian E. Quan Dyck.  This family friendly show is about a Chinese Canadian Cree girl growing up in rural Saskatchewan.  The story begins in 1957: 10-year old Yvette Wong helps out in her parents’ café.  Her mother has charged her with a secret – to never tell anyone she’s part Cree.  She’s incredibly bright and dreams of becoming a doctor, but is put in the slow learners’ class because of her skin colour.  This occurs at a time when Aboriginal children are forced into residential schools, provincial law forbids Caucasian women from working in Chinese-owned businesses, and Chinese-Canadian men struggle to bring families to Canada.

Don’t miss this twelve-character virtuoso performance by PJ Prudat.

Starring: PJ Prudat
Directed by Yvette Nolan
Set Design: Linda Leon
Lighting Design: Michelle Ramsay
Sound Design: Jona Barr & K. Scott Maynard
Costume Design: Linda Talbot
Stage Management: Richard Cliff
Photo of PJ Prudat by Juan Camio Palacio

Aki Studio Theatre – 585 Dundas St. E. Toronto, ON

East of Parliament Street, inside the Daniels Spectrum building


The show dates/times are:

Tues, Jan 15 8PM PREVIEW
Wed, Jan 16 12:30PM (student matinee) 8PM OPENING
Thurs, Jan 17 8PM
Fri, Jan 18 8PM
Sat, Jan 19 2:30PM, 8PM
Sun, Jan 20 2:30PM

Ticket Prices:

Evening Performances: $20
Matinee: $15
Elders/Group Rate/Arts Workers: $10


Box Office: 1-800-204-0855