National Arts Centre
1, rue Elgin, Ottawa, (Ontario), K1P 5W1
This poised, witty and heartfelt piece by Jeff Ho brings to life a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, each of whom made difficult and life-altering decisions to protect their families, moving from China to Hong Kong to downtown Toronto. With gambling debts, unfaithful husbands, rebellious teenagers and several tables of gossiping Majohng players, “trace” draws a line from occupied China to present-day Toronto, revealing universal truths about hardship and hope along the way. Written, composed and performed by Jeff Ho Directed by Nina Lee Aquino NAC English Theatre Presentation. Produced by Factory Theatre (Toronto).