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The McMaster School of the Arts presents: Lady in the Red Dress

This year’s Fall Major Production presented by the McMaster School of the Arts is Lady in the Red Dress, by David Yee.

The play is set in a world of institutionalized racism, following a Canadian government negotiator during the Chinese Exclusion and the period of the Head Tax.

Director Peter Cockett claims that the Lady in the Red Dress “invites a healthy reappraisal of how Canada came to be the country it is today. Yee’s play insists we acknowledge the past suffering of Chinese Canadians before we can build a better future.”

Community Outreach Coordinator Ingie Metwally had lead actors, Cathy and Omar, on the Morningfile the other day to chat about how they prepared for their roles, and the relevance of the issues the play explores. Check out the sound clip below to hear the full interview.

Performance Details
Thursday 12th November, 8pm (Preview)
Friday 13th November, 8pm (Opening Night)
Saturday 14th November, 8pm
Wednesday 18th November, 8pm
Thursday 19th November, 8pm
Friday 20th November, 8pm
Saturday 21st November, 2pm (Matinee)
Saturday 21st November, 8pm

Location: Robinson Memorial Theatre, McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

Tickets: $20/$9 (student fee) November 12-14; $20/$12 November 18-21


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