Event type: All Ages / Licensed
Will You Be My Friend, the musical
MAY 9-20, 2018
AWARD-WINNING ARTIST JANICE JO LEE STARS IN A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT THE JOURNEY TO FIND HER PLACE IN KITCHENER AS A STRONG, EMPOWERED, KOREAN WOMAN.
Dr. West, Pluto's leading expert on Earthian Friendiology, presents the findings from his latest experiment on Lonely Entity 1, the patient Janice Joanne Sung Hae Lee. Janice volunteered to be a part of the program because she was lonely and out of options. Mike is a charming and handsome white guy who is always looking for a way to “give back”, and so volunteers to be a part of the program and is paired with Janice despite Janice’s friend, Leila’s protestations.
The play is largely inspired by Janice’s personal experiences living in Waterloo Region. “For year’s I thought I was a white person” she says. This is a satire exploring how the dominant culture can program us to erase our sense of self, our ancestors, our identity.
General admission $20 | Student/Senior $15 (tax included)
The Registry Theatre
122 Frederick Street
Wed | May 9, 2018 | 8pm
Thurs | May 10, 2018 | 8pm
Fri | May 11, 2018 | 8pm
Sat | May 12, 2018 | 8pm
Sun | May 13, 2018 | 4pm
Wed | May 16, 2018 | 8pm
Thurs | May 17, 2018 | 8pm
Fri | May 18, 2018 | 8pm
Sat | May 19, 2018 | 8pm
Sun | May 20, 2018 | 4pm
The Creative Team
Written & Performed by JANICE JO LEE
Original Music Composed by JANICE JO LEE
Directed by MATT WHITE
Set & Costume Design by JULIA KIM
Lighting Design by PAUL CEGYS
Music Arranged & Recorded by JONI NEHRITA
Choreography by CARIN LOWERISON
Thank you for our funders:
Ontario Arts Council, City of Kitchener, City of Waterloo, KW Community Foundation (Funding from the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation is made possible by The Musagetes Fund - Funds for Distribution)
Event Link: More Info
May 10, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Cutoff for Online Ticket Sales is Saturday, May 12, 2018 7:14 pm EST unless the event sells out earlier.