“‘His Mother’s Voice’ had its lighter moments, which made it doubly enjoyable, including the endearing performances of actors Monica Sayers and Alice Keohavong during the negotiation and arbitration scene.” – Michelle Baltazar
Presented By bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company
Writer Justin Fleming
Director Suzanne Millar
In the Kingdom of Contradiction – it is raining, yet the sky is blue with sun.
Shanghai, 1966. When a young Chinese boy is secretly taught to play the piano by his mother, in defiance of Communist Party edicts, a train of events is set in place that leads them to the eye of the storm in a dangerous confrontation between Shanghai and Canberra.
From the birth of China’s Cultural Revolution to the eve of theTiananmen Square protests Justin Fleming’s dazzling new play weighs the price of defiance in the face of brutality. His Mother’s Voice is a love story: the love between two young people from different worlds; the love that drives a mother to great sacrifice; the love of a young man for his country.
In this World Premiere production, the company that brought you Great Expectations in 2012 returns to ATYP with a story about growing up, stretching your wings, and being true to yourself in the face of overwhelming odds.
Here is a great little interview with Monica!