Vancouver Cantonese Opera premiered the fusion opera "The Prop Master's Dream" on November 5th, 2022, at the Vancouver Annex Theatre.
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 2 pm and 7pm
2022 年 11 月 05 日
Annex Theatre, 823 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC
The Prop Master’s Dream is based on the true-life story of Wah-Kwan Gwan (1929-2000), a legendary prop master born to a Chinese father and an Indigenous mother in BC. As a child, Wah-Kwan lost contact with his mother when his father took him to Guangdong, China and sent him to train as an apprentice with a local Cantonese Opera troupe. The opera follows Wah-Kwan’s journey as he comes of age and sneaks off on a steamship bound for Vancouver, in search of his true identity and birth mother. Along the way, he encounters discrimination, unexpected friendships, and a rekindled love for the opera that embraces him as a master of his art. A bilingual Cantonese-English production, open to all ages.
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