SANGJA (Boxes)

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6450 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Theatre artists & puppeteers portray a South Korean adoptee as he seeks his place in the world.

A boy looks in a mirror… what he sees does not match the way he feels inside. Even though he has lived in Canada as long as he can remember, he actually came from South Korea when he was little, to start a new life with a new family. Despite being adopted by a loving family in Vancouver, he struggles to belong, to feel connected. He does not look like his white adoptive family, is not accepted by other Koreans at his school as truly “Korean”, and is constantly reminded he is adopted because his European sounding name does not match his Asian face.

Featuring visiting artists from the award-winning puppetry theatre troupe ARTSTAGE SAN from South Korea, and Canada’s intercultural theatre company PANGAEA ARTS (creators of Arvaarluk: An Inuit Tale). The story of SANGJA explores identity, race, cultural diversity and conformity, non-traditional families, international adoption, and the boxes we put people in.

Sangja is a 50 minute play for families.

Single ticket price $10

November 19 – 21, 2015
Thursday, Nov. 19 @7 pm
Friday, Nov. 20 @1pm & 7pm
Saturday, Nov. 21 @1pm & 7pm
Telephone 604-205-3000