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Circle Up Play Reading Festival: Fire in the New World

December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Join ESFL and Full Circle Theater for the First Annual Circle Up Play Reading Festival!

Fire in the New World
Written and directed by R.A. Shiomi
Friday, December 7th at 7:30pm

Fire In The New World is the third part in R.A. Shomi’s trilogy of plays about the Japanese Canadian detective, Sam Shikaze.  Set in the early 1960’s between the two other plays (Rosie’s Café set in the 1950’s and Yellow Fever set in the 1970’s), Fire In The New World looks at the Japanese Canadian community in Vancouver under the threat of destruction again but this time from urban renewal. And this time the upheaval is complicated by the wife of the developer taking refuge on Powell Street.

The mission of Full Circle Theater is to produce heartfelt, groundbreaking theater that artfully addresses issues of human nature and social justice for 21st century audiences. Full Circle Theater values theater that

Is multiracial and multicultural in its representation of life.
Is deeply inclusive of artists of color who share in the artistic vision and leadership of the company.
Reflects a deep awareness of feminist perspectives.
Incorporates intergenerational artistic collaboration.
Incorporates color conscious casting and diversity in the creative process.
Supports the development of emerging theater artists.
Powerfully engages diverse audiences and communities.

Performance schedule

Friday, December 7th at 7:30pm: Fire in the New World
Saturday, December 8th at 2:00pm: Atacama
Saturday, December 8th at 7:30pm: The Empathy Project
Sunday, December 9th at 2:00pm: The Lady M Project and Glass

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East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St.
info@eastsidefreedomlibrary.org and 651-230-3294


December 7
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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