by Marjorie Chan
directed by Nina Lee Aquino
~ a Factory Theatre production ~
February 15 – March 8, 2020 | Factory Theatre
“Money is ridiculous isn’t it? It gets in the way of everything, it’s everywhere.
It can save a life, or ruin it all in the same breath.”
Set in the condo and casino playground of Vancouver, the hard-hitting new play from multi-award-winning playwright Marjorie Chan is a tale of social climbing and the fraying social fabric among the wealthy and hangers-on of the city’s Asian Canadian community. It follows the fun-loving Penny, known by her stage name Lulu, as she desperately tries reconcile the life she has always desired, with actual reality. As she struggles to seek money and meaning, her journey intersects with other Asian women, all trying to navigate the brutal realities of modern life. Inspired by the Chinese modern classic Sunrise by Cao Yu, Lady Sunrise was originally commissioned by the University of British Columbia, and premiered at the Factory Theatre, February 2020.
Developed with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, The Arts Club, Cahoots Theatre and The Banff Centre for the Arts (Playwright’s Lab).
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Play available from the Canadian Play Outlet as a PDF.
Photos of premiere cast by Dahlia Katz Photography