Come see “Naomi’s Road” opera – based on Joy Kogawa’s famous award winning book “Obasan” and it’s children’s novel counterpart.
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Only 45 minutes + short talk & Q&A with survivors of Japanese & Italian Canadian internment camps, Mr. Akira Horii and Mr. Ray Culos.
An important part of Canadian history – if you have read Obasan, and watched “Bomb Girls” on tv.
Coffee & desserts served following.
Deb and I saw the production at West Vancouver Library on Friday April 19th, and we both really enjoyed it. Sam Chung returns as Stephen. The new singers are all good. Hiather Darnel-Kadonaga plays Naomi, Erica Iris plays the 3 roles Mother, Obasan and Mitzie. Henry Chen plays Daddy, Bully, Rough Lock Bill, Trainmaster
Proceeds to Historic Joy Kogawa House, if we meet our audience numbers…
I loved the Naomi’s Road opera when I first saw it in October 2005, and the following four times I saw it again at West Vancouver Library, Vancouver Public Library, Japanese Language School, and Nikkei Centre.
Here is my review from it’s Premiere weekend in October 2005