Buy Tickets NowDonate Now

China Doll - Gateway Theatre

China Doll

OVERVIEW (English |    |    ) | SHOWTIMES & SPECIAL EVENTS | ARTISTIC TEAM | MEDIA

CHINA DOLL

Written and Directed by Marjorie Chan

October 17 - 26, 2019 • MainStage
Presented in English with Traditional and Simplified Chinese Surtitles
Tickets from $29

​Historical Drama
The daintier the foot, the more marriageable the girl
Bound by tradition, Su-Ling’s world is closing in around her. Her grandmother is determined that she will marry well and bring prosperity to them both. But when she learns to read, Su-Ling’s mind is opened to new possibilities, setting her on a dangerous path to independence.

Audience considerations: Mature Content. Recommended age: 15+
Running time: Approximately 2 hours (including a 20-minute intermission)
Note: For optimal viewing of the surtitles, we recommend sitting in Rows F to P. 

Single tickets from $29
----------

舞台劇

《中國玩偶》

編劇及導演 陳以珏

2019年10月17日至26日·主舞台
加藝劇院
英語演出,繁、簡體中文字幕

一個少女尋找自由的故事
在上海居住的素玲是一位開通而聰明的少女,從小被婆婆紮腳。婆婆對孫女的終身大事滿懷期望,希望她能嫁入豪門,從此帶來她倆永遠的幸福。然而,素玲卻遇上了商店老闆,他教她識字,閱讀,突然間素玲的世界被擴闊了。素玲成長為一位獨立的女性,她所作的抉擇卻影響了身邊所有人。

門票$29 $46 $55

Single tickets from $29

----------

舞台剧

《中国玩偶》

编剧及导演 陈以珏

2019年10月17日至26日·主舞台
加艺剧院
英语演出,繁、简体中文字幕

一个少女寻找自由的故事
在上海居住的素玲是一位开通而聪明的少女,从小被婆婆扎脚。婆婆对孙女的终身大事满怀期望,希望她能嫁入豪门,从此带来她俩永远的幸福。然而,素玲却遇上了商店老板,他教她识字,阅读,突然间素玲的世界被扩阔了。素玲成长为一位独立的女性,她所作的抉择却影响了身边所有人。

门票 $29 $46 $55

Single tickets from $29


SHOWTIMES & SPECIAL EVENTS

Afterplay – Like a book club but for theatre! Share your thoughts and experience with fellow audience members in this informal chat.

Gateway Forum (Forum 1pm, Show 2pm) – Explore the themes and ideas related to our MainStage shows through a discussion with our Artistic Team. (Free public event, no tickets required)

  • Dangerous Books: When Reading is Seen as a Subversive Act – At certain points in history, reading has been considered rebellious or even dangerous; why is that? Why are some books banned, and by whom? What is the power in reading that makes some people thirsty for knowledge and others anxious to censor it? Moderator: Barbara Tomasic, Gateway Theatre’s Interim Producer.

Opening Night – Stay for a celebratory reception after the Opening Night show and mingle with the talented artists.

Pizza Preview (Pizza 7pm, Show 8pm) – Enjoy a free slice of pizza before our Thursday Preview Show courtesy of Boston Pizza Ackroyd.

Talkback – Meet the cast and creative team after the show for a fun Q&A session in an intimate setting.

Tea Matinee (Tea 12pm, Show 1pm) – Meet with friends, discuss shows, and enjoy tea and cake before the Tuesday Matinee courtesy of Anna's Cake House and Gilmore & Courtyard Gardens.

Wine Wednesday (Tasting 7pm, Show 8pm) – Join us for a complimentary pre-show wine tasting, presented by a local Richmond family winery. (Ages 19+)


ARTISTIC TEAM
OCTOBER 17 THURSDAY 8PM PIZZA PREVIEW GET TICKETS
OCTOBER 18  FRIDAY 8PM OPENING NIGHT GET TICKETS
OCTOBER 19 SATURDAY 2PM   GET TICKETS
OCTOBER 19 SATURDAY 8PM   GET TICKETS
OCTOBER 20 SUNDAY 2PM GATEWAY FORUM GET TICKETS
OCTOBER 22 TUESDAY 1PM TEA MATINEE GET TICKETS
OCTOBER 22 TUESDAY 8PM   GET TICKETS
OCTOBER 23 WEDNESDAY 8PM WINE WEDNESDAY, AFTERPLAY GET TICKETS
OCTOBER 24 THURSDAY 8PM TALKBACK GET TICKETS
OCTOBER 25 FRIDAY 8PM AFTERPLAY GET TICKETS
OCTOBER 26 SATURDAY 8PM   GET TICKETS
MANAMI HARA as Poa-Poa Director MARJORIE CHAN
DONNA SOARES as Ming/Ma-Ma Set Design HEIPO LEUNG
JOVANNI SY as Merchant Li Costume Design AMY MCDOUGALL
JENNIFER TONG as Su-Ling Sound Design MISHELLE CUTTLER
  Lighting Design CHENGYAN BOON
  Projection Design Team CHIMERIK似不像
      (Sammy Chien, Chien Shanghan, Ivan So, Andie Lloyd)
      Featuring original calligraphy work by Jackson Chih-Hsiung Chien 
簡志雄
  Stage Manager YVONNE YIP
  Assistant Stage Manager JENNY KIM
  Intimacy Director LISA GOEBEL
  Surtitle Creator SARAH JANE PELZER
  Surtitle Translator JOHNNY WU

MEDIA

REVIEWS
"China Doll powerfully reaffirms the theme of women's awakening and emancipation with a highly sympathetic performance at its centre"Vancouver Sun

"...outstanding performances by principal actors Jennifer Tong and Tokyo-born Manami Hara"Review Vancouver

"China Doll is poignant and emotional."—Richmond Sentinel

PREVIEWS

After 15 years, playwright revisits play set in turn-of-20th-century ChinaVancouver Sun

With China Doll, playwright Marjorie Chan steps into the history of foot-bindingThe Georgia Straight

Vancouver Adventures: Our Picks for October 12 to 18BC Living

Interview with Jennifer Tong & Jovanni SyCiTR Radio - Davie Radio

10 Vancouver arts shows to check out in OctoberDaily Hive

舞台劇《中國玩偶》列市公演Ming Pao

探討中國女性紮腳史 《中國玩偶》加西首演—Sing Tao

 

 

2019/2020 SEASON
 

October 17 - 26, 2019
CHINA DOLL

November 14 - 23, 2019
THE DOUBLE AXE MURDERS

December 12 - 31, 2019
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

February 6 - 15, 2020
STRAIGHT WHITE MEN

March 19 - 28, 2020
SKYBORN

April 16 - 25, 2020
FROM ALASKA


Admin