Will You Be My Friend

Featuring: Janice Jo Lee. Photo by Hannah Yoon.

May 9-20, 2018 | WED-SAT 8pm, SUN 4pm

A musical satire.

Award-winning artist Janice Jo Lee stars in  a musical comedy about the journey to find her place in Kitchener as a strong, empowered, Korean woman.

Dr. West, Pluto's leading expert on Earthian Friendiology, presents the findings from his latest experiment on Lonely Entity 1, the patient Janice Joanne Sung Hae Lee. Janice volunteered to be a part of the program because she was lonely and out of options. Mike is a charming and handsome white guy who is always looking for a way to “give back”, and so volunteers to be a part of the program and is paired with Janice despite Janice’s friend, Leila’s protestations.

The play is largely inspired by Janice’s personal experiences living in Waterloo Region. This is a satire exploring how a dominant culture can program people to erase their sense of self, their ancestors, and their identity.

General $20 | Student/Senior $15 | Preview $12
(price includes tax)

Where/When

Venue

The Registry Theatre
122 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2H 2L2

 

Dates/Times

The Creative Team

 Written & Performed by JANICE JO LEE

Written & Performed by
JANICE JO LEE

 Lighting Design by PAUL CEGYS

Lighting Design by
PAUL CEGYS

 Stage Management by DARIUS HAHN

Stage Management by
DARIUS HAHN

 Directed and Developed by MATT WHITE

Directed and Developed by
MATT WHITE

 Music Arranged by JONI NEHRITA

Music Arranged by
JONI NEHRITA

 Choreographed & Produced by CARIN LOWERISON

Choreographed & Produced by
CARIN LOWERISON

 Set & Costume Design by JULIA KIM

Set & Costume Design by
JULIA KIM

 Production Management by NICOLE LEE QUESNEL

Production Management by
NICOLE LEE QUESNEL

 Technical Direction by  BRISKI

Technical Direction by
BRISKI


Funders

  • We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

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