a nanking winter

By Marjorie Chan
Directed by Ruth Madoc-Jones
Presented by Nightwood Theatre In Association with Cahoots Theatre Projects

February 23 - March 16, 2008

Nightwood Theatre presented this stunning world-premiere by Governor-General Award nominated Marjorie Chan (China Doll, Nightwood, 2004). A brazen young writer’s campaign to ensure the past is not forgotten is challenged as she prepares for her book release - transporting us to one of the greatest horrors of the twentieth century.  Nanking, China’s capital in 1937, is in the first weeks of invasion. In the midst of the rampage a small group of unlikely heroes band together to create refuge from the unspeakable horror. A gripping account of survival in the darkest of times.

“If world peace ever happens, it will be built on knowledge.” June Callwood

Starring: Leon Aureus, Ella Chan, Brooke Johnson, Grace Lynn Kung and Stephen Russell
Set & Costumes: Camellia Koo
Lighting Design: Renee Brode
Sound Design: Rick Hyslop

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it…” G. Santayana

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