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The Emigrants


NOV 11

​​7:30 PM

Presentation House Theatre

The play is written by Slawomir Mrozek, and translated by Henry Beissel. Directed by Cristiana Zachau, produced by Exact Resemblance. Akshaya Pattanayak and Jacob Machin deliver spellbinding portrayals of immigrant characters. Kate Chan designs the immersive soundscape.


The theme of the performance is immigration and the issues migrants face, where two immigrants in a typical democratic country share a unique and interconnected bond. One dreams of literary greatness, aspiring to write an incredible book, while the other yearns to return to his homeland with hard-earned savings for a better life for his family. On a transformative New Year's Eve, they engage in a riveting battle of hopes and realities, grappling with the complexities and dilemmas many immigrants face. Witness their journey as they strive to balance their dreams with the practicalities of life.

Please note there is a talkback after this show.


Content Advisory:

This show features a scene suggesting an attempted suicide, portrayed mildly. Viewer discretion is advised.

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