Gonzo: A Japanese soldier at a prison-of-war camp in WW2 Shanghai shows compassion to a young boy
A Bryher Music / Lyonesse Theatre
Coming to the
Nov. 1st – 12th., 2006
(Preview – October 31st, pwyc)
sounds interesting…. very intercultural betwen Chinese /
Japanese issues… It was just sent to me from Lisl Jauk….
There is currently lots of stuff about people wanting apology from
Japanese for redress of WW2,
Chinese for Nanjing, Koreans for comfort women. And the issues
continue to resonate in Canada too. This might be something along
the lines of “Life is Beautiful”
Lyonesse Theatre presents the Vancouver premiere of
Written by and Directed by Gordon Pascoe
An award-winning play set in a war-time Japanese prison camp in Shanghai, 1942-45. Gonzo is a tribute to one Japanese guard whose compassion and humanity enabled a young boy to survive more than 1,000 days of captivity.
“Gonzo took the audience on an emotional roller coaster and offered a nice blend of humour and pathos. A poignant reminder that our lives here are as safe and comfortable as they are because of the sacrifices of others.” The Harbour City Star, Nanaimo
Performances at the Norman Rothstein theatre, 41st & Oak
Evenings at 8 p.m., Nov. 1-4, 8-11
Matinees at 2 p.m., Nov. 2, 4-5, 9, 11-12
Pay-What-You-Can Preview Oct. 31 and Nov. 7
For tickets, call NRT: 604-257-5111 or Lyonesse Theatre: 778-230-7671
or visit www.bryher.ca
Matinees: $23 ($20 for seniors & students)
Evenings: $26 ($23 for seniors & students)
For group prices, please call 778-230-7671.
Photos: archival photo of Ash Camp, 1945 | Riley Sondergaard (child) and
Simon Hayama (Gonzo); photo by Pink Monkey Studios.