I, Claudia showing support for the Garden of Hope 2017/01/09

Get your tickets now to see the play "I,Claudia", by one of Canada's finest new play-writes Kristen Thomas, showing at the The LAB Space this and following weekend. The play follows Claudia on her journey through the everyday routine of a young girl who is also going through the added pressure of her parents' separation.

Performed in English with Chinese subtitles, the story centers on the funny and insightful monologues that Claudia gives when she goes down to the basement of her school before class and hides objects that are talisman to her. That's when you find out who Claudia really is.

You're about to meet one extraordinary adolescent: Claudia. Aged twelve and three quarters, she finds herself suffering from the triple afflictions of puberty, unpopularity, and her parents' divorce. Finding refuge in the basement of her school, Claudia discovers the pain at the centre of her brimming child's heart, while her grandfather, her father's new girlfriend, and the school custodian, shed light on her situation. Alternately heartbreakingly sad and wrenchingly funny, I, Claudia casts a theatrical spell of rare power.

I, Claudia is a modern Canadian classic written and originally performed by Kristen Thomson. To vividly portray all four characters, Derek Kwan has brought Kristen's masks to Taiwan for this special production. I, Claudia has toured extensively around Canada and was the winner of the 2001 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto's theatre awards) for Outstanding New Play. A portion of the proceeds from this production will benefit The Garden of Hope.

The play shows on January 13-15, and 20-22 starting 20:00 every evening at the The LAB Space, 3rd Fl, Sec. 1, Beitou Rd, Beitou District, Taipei. Tel: 02-28985382. Click here for full details in English and Chinese.

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