'A Vancouver Guldasta' play is coming to Vancouver on November 4

Nov 2 2017, 10:35 am

This fall the South Asian Canadian Histories Association (SACHA) will host a series of public art engagements including an art exhibition and site-specific theatre that explores the theme of “Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada.”

As part of this year’s engagements, SACHA has included the play, A Vancouver Guldasta. The play will feature an amazing cast of Arshdeep Purba, Gunjan Kundhal, Parm Soor, and Lou Ticzon.

The plot focuses on the Dhaliwals – a Punjabi family in Vancouver in the early 1980s – as they navigate through the experience of trauma and violence occurring in Punjab, and their daughter’s complicated friendship with Andy, a Vietnamese refugee teen who lives in their basement. A Vancouver Guldasta is an examination of common experience, identifying home, and processing trauma.

This is Paneet Singh’s second site-specific play, following a sold out run at the Vancouver Art Gallery for his play on the events in Vancouver’s South Asian community following the Komagata Maru Episode called, “The Undocumented Trial of William C. Hopkinson. 12 different media outlets covered the play, including the CBC and the Globe and Mail.

For more information on the play, check out Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

A Vancouver Guldasta

When: November 4 to 18 except for the 10th.

Where: 7425 Prince Albert Street, A Vancouver Special Home

Price: $15, buy online

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