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Under the Mango Tree

Ra Ra Wai Production, Vancouver, BC

Posted: 07/7/2011 3:39 PM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 07/17/2011 2:44 PM | Updates

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MTC Warehouse (Venue 6), to Saturday

Vancouver’s Veenesh Dubois gives a wrenching performance in this rich semi-autobiographical drama about a girl whose father leaves her behind when he emigrates.

Raised in Fiji, where she remained for six years after her father moved to Canada, Dubois slips into multiple roles, opening as a joyful 10-year-old girl living in the shade of a mango tree that becomes a ripe symbol of hope, despair and loss.

As a child, she lives for the day her father returns to take her to the strange country he describes in his letters. Later, she rages and grieves over their separation, but the real heartbreaker is in her final memento of the things he left behind. Bring a hankie or three.

— Pat St. Germain

From the official Fringe Festival program:

How do you tell your father you love him from thousands of miles away? Understanding the love and conflict between a father and daughter is a universal theme that's explored in this one-woman tour de force!

Pick of the Fringe Winner - 2009 Vancouver Fringe

"Dubois is captivating" - NOW Magazine Toronto

5 STARS "Dubois' performance is incredible!" - Edmonton Sun

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 MIN

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under), Fringe performers

Under 8 not admitted.

Warnings: Subject Matter,

History

Updated on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 2:44 PM CDT: Adds review

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