The latest presentation from Western Canada Theatre is the one-person play Café Daughter, which is set to hit the Pavilion Theatre stage next week.
The play, created by Kenneth T. Williams, is inspired by the real early-life experiences of Chinese-Canadian senator and neuroscientist Lillian Eva Quan Dyck.
It’s based in small-town Saskatchewan in the 1950s, focusing on the nine-year-old half-Chinese and half-Cree Yvette Wong, who is struggling to find her place in the tiny community. It is not until she encounters an unexpected ally that she is set on a path to greatness.
The play’s only cast member is Tiffany Ayalik, a Yellowknife-born performer of Inuit ancestry.
In theatre, Ayalik’s past productions include The Rez Sisters, Night, The Legend of Sedna and The Hobbit. She is also half of the duo Quantum Tangle, which won a Juno Award for Best Indigenous Album of the Year in 2017.
The play runs from March 12 to March 21 at the Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St. Tickets are available at the Kamloops Live box office, 250-374-5483 and online at kamloopslive.ca.