January 18, 2023 - February 12, 2023
Hosted by VocalEye, Arts Club Theatre Company
Spanning over 30 years and two continents, Forgiveness explores the enduring love of family and celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit.
Based on the acclaimed memoir by Mark Sakamoto, Forgiveness is the powerful story of his family’s harrowing experiences during World War II. Ralph, Sakamoto’s maternal grandfather, was a Canadian soldier of European descent who spent years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. Mitsue, his paternal grandmother, was one of the thousands of Japanese Canadians interned by the government. In the face of tremendous adversity and transgressions, they chose not to live a life of anger but instead to embrace forgiveness—a gift of love they passed down to their families.
Performances January 18 to February 12
Audience advisory/content warning: This production of Forgiveness contains racial slurs, scenes of violence, representation of alcohol abuse, and theatrical devices such as water-based haze, sudden bright lights, and prop firearms.
VocalEye is hosting a Notable Social for patrons following the Sunday matinée on February 5th at a nearby restaurant. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Audio description available for the follow nights: Sunday, February 5 at 2 pm and Friday, February 10 at 8 pm PST. Call 604-687-1644 for tickets.