On The Other Side of the World
written & directed by Brenley Charkow
original music by Bryce Kulak
Adapted from the memoir, SHANGHAI DIARY by Ursula Bacon
PART OF OF THE NEXT STAGE FESTIVAL FACTORY THEATRE, TORONTO.
1939. Germany. As Hitler's army gains momentum, only one port remains open to thousands of fleeing Jewish refugees: Shanghai, China. Inspired by the memoirs of many, and told through the eyes of a fiercely resilient young woman. On The Other Side of the World tells the dramatic and incredible, rarely told true story of a young girl, her family, and a community who sought shelter and survival in a country and culture unlike their own.
Ashleigh Hendry, Nicholas Rice, Debra Hale, Dale Yim, Liza Balkan, Eunjung Nam, Ray Jacildo, Sam Rosenthal, Dov Mickelson, Jordan Kanner, Susan Lock, Minh Ly, Esther Thibault, Phoebe Hu.
SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Scott Penner
LIGHTING DESIGN: Siobhan Sleath
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Rae Powell
STAGE MANAGER: Laurie Merredew
FIGHT DIRECTION: Jade Elliott
MUSICIANS: Erika Nielsen (Cello), Amely Zhou (erhu), Annie Ning (pipa)
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