Courage Now

Date(s) - December 1, 2022 - December 4, 2022
All Day

Firehall Arts Centre

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The world premiere of Manami Hara’s new work, Courage Now, runs November 19-December 4 2022. Produced by The Firehall and presented in association with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), Courage Now tells the story of Japanese Consul Chiune Sugihara, who helped over 6000 Polish and Lithuanian Jews escape the Nazis in 1940. Going against his government orders, he issued more than 2000 handwritten visas, risking both his life and his career. Some of those whose lives were saved have families living in British Columbia today.

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Show Times
Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm
Pay-What-You-Can: Tuesdays at 7:30pm & Wednesdays at 1pm
Talkbacks on Thursday evenings following performances

Approximately 90 mins, no intermission 


Margaret Grant | Advah Soudack
Jankl Schneider | Amitai Marmorstein
Shayna Schneider | Katherine Matlashewski
Yukiko Sugihara | Manami Hara
Chiune Sugihara | Ryota Kaneko


Director | Amiel Gladstone
Playwright | Manami Hara
Assistant to Director | Teddy Ngkaion
Technical Director | Michael Hewitt
Dramaturge | Carmen Aguirre
Set Design | Kimira Reddy
Set Design Assistant | Vanka Salim
Costume Design | Melicia Zaini
Sound | Riley Hardwick
Lights | Itai Erdal
Props | Stephen Elgar


Stage Manager | Susan D Currie
Apprentice Stage Manager | Emily Willcox

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