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Occurs on Monday February 5 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Studio 103 Recital Hall
6450 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby BC V5G 2J3

Event Notes

× Grandma, Gangsta, Guerilla Playwright: Abi Padilla

Director: Katie Voravong


Abi Padilla: Basyang

Lissa Neptuno: Nika

Jimmy Hong: Ken/Captain Manaka

Vince Sendrijas: Jun-Jun/Pedro

Terrence Zhou: Nurse/Police Officer/Soldier

Dramaturgy: Zoe Autumn

Advancing the radically inclusive stage.
Play Readings live on Stage!

This ain’t a sob story about war crimes, dementia, nor getting old. It’s a sprint down the memory lane of a butt-kickin’, bar-spittin’, tough grandma who escapes the care home to be with her family. When our favorite Filipino grandma Lola Basyang goes missing, it’s up to her grandchildren Nika and Jun-jun to bring her back to safety. Using their lola’s unfinished memoir, they find clues to her whereabouts, her full-of-beans origin story and the historical turmoils of their motherland. Reminiscent of their immigration stories, they reflect on what it means to maintain family ties in a Western society.

Content Warning: . Coarse Language . Brief Mentions and References to Sexual Assault . Mentions of War

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