Friday, January 25, 2013

Preview: Every Letter Counts at Factory

Factory Theatre is a day away from opening its doors again after a very tumultuous year filled with a backlash of epic proportions after the board decided to let go of Artistic Director Ken Gass due mostly to vision conflicts. The company is back though, the dispute has been laid to rest and the dust has settled so let's all move on yes?

Here we go this year with the launch of the season with a new world premiere from the up and coming playwright Nina Lee Aquino entitled, Every Letter Counts. The show has a nice run and is on until February 24th. For tickets please click here!

Show Description:

Memory. Mortality. Imagination.

Every Letter Counts is Nina Lee Aquino’s very personal re-imagining of Filipino political icon, Benigno Aquino. Struggling to find her own path and haunted by her uncle’s voice, a desperate “Bunny” breaks into the Aquino Museum at night, where past, present, myth and memory collide.

*Nina Lee Aquino is a Filipina-Canadian playwright, director, dramaturge, and actor. She was a founding member and Artistic Director of fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company and is currently Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre Company and a member of Factory’s Interim Artistic Team. Aquino is a multiple award-winner (Ken McDougall Award, the John Hirsch Prize, Dora Mavor Moore Award) and has been an Associate Artist of Factory Theatre for three years. Every Letter Counts was developed through Factory Theatre’s Play Development Program and is the first Factory production of one of Nina Lee Aquino’s plays.

Written by: Nina Lee Aquino
Directed by: Nigel Shawn Williams
Nina Lee Aquino
Jon de Leon
Anthony Malarky
Earl Pastko

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