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“90 Days”: By Salim Rahemtulla

September 8 @ 12:00 am - September 25 @ 12:00 am PDT

$25 – $34

90 Days

By Salim Rahemtulla
Directed by Melissa Oei
September 8 – 25, 2022
PAL STUDIO THEATRE

Expelled from Uganda, one family’s story of the exodus fifty years on.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Ugandan exodus of Asians, and based on the playwright’s own experiences, one of the largest expulsions of the 20th century is brought to life through the lens of a modest Ismaili family tearing themselves away from what they thought was home. Humorous, moving, and completely authentic, Western Gold is thrilled to present the world premiere of this fascinating new play.

CAST 
Dhirendra: Yusuf Rahim
Nimet Kanji: Parin Rahim
Akshaya Pattanayak: Nasser Rahim
Parm Soor: Munir Kassam
Sabrina Vellani: Shamira Rahim

CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Rachel Brew: Assistant Stage Manager
Karen Chiang: Stage Manager
Matthias Falvai: Assistant Sound Designer
Layla A. Jaffer: Cultural Liaison
Rebekah Johnson (she/her): Lighting Designer
Angela Konrad: Director Mentor
Joelysa Pankanea: Composer / Sound Design
Kimira Reddy: Set Designer
Christina Sinosich: Assistant Costume Design
Donnie Tejani: Costume Designer

CLICK HERE to read an informative review by Mandeep Wirk of duniyajournal.com of our 2021 Zoom reading of 90 Days.

NB: 90 Days is not included in our 2022 season ticket package.

RECOUNTING 90 DAYS

In commemoration of 50th anniversary of the forced exodus of Asians from Uganda, many of whom landed on Canadian shores and have built a life here as the first non-white refugees to the country, Western Gold presents a series of supplementary educational and social activities called Recounting 90 Days. 

Events are free and open to the public; however, please register for the two main events—Land: Landed and 90 Days. 50 Years—via the links below. No registration is required for the pre-matinee Chai n’ Chat events.

RECOUNTING 90 DAYS EVENT SCHEDULE

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15
1:30pm: Pre-Matinee Chai n’ Chat with playwright Salim Rahemtulla

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
1:30 pm – Reception and Light Snacks
2:00 – 4:00pm: Land: Landed – Please register here

Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trépanier, co-Directors of Primary Colours/Couleurs Primaires, will offer a conversation based on their performative presentation Land: Landed. They will explore what it means to leave a homeland; to arrive in a new land and to discover whose land it is. Is ‘homeland’ a mythic space? What does it mean to live on Indigenous land? Are immigrants and refugees introduced to the complete history of the territory called Canada? Whose land is it now? What does it mean to all live here together?

The conversation will be in a roundtable format with special guests Margo Kane, David Ng, and Zool Suleman. The audience will break into small groups to discuss their own stories and perspectives.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
1:30pm: Pre-Matinee Chai n’ Chat with playwright Salim Rahemtulla

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
1:30pm: Chai n’ Chat with playwright Salim Rahemtulla
2:00 – 5:00pm: 90 Days. 50 Years
Moderated by Taslim Samji

Please register here

Featured panelists and speakers :
Gustavo Adolfo Febres-Lopez
Jalal Jaffer
Mike Molloy
Dr. Parin Dossa
Shahira Patni-Tejpar
Umeeda Switlo

Independence to Expulsion | From The Way We Were to The State of Being Stateless

What was life like in the decade between achieving independence in 1962 and, in contrast, how it felt in 1972 to no longer belong to one’s homeland or know where your future home would be.

Kampala to Canada | The Refugee Rescue Ad-Mission

Mike Molloy vividly recalls his personal experience as Canada’s representative in Uganda, processing applications for thousands of refugees.

Welcome to Canada, Eh! | The Immigrant Experience

How welcoming was Canada, really? Panelists discuss their first impressions arriving in Canada as well as what it was like assisting refugees with settlement and integration

Immigration to Integration | Identifying As Canadian

Where did their journey take them after arriving in Canada? Panelists discuss the challenges and successes they experienced in creating their lives today.

Canada Today | Post-Expulsion Socio-Political Climate

Is Canada’s social and political climate is more, less or just as polarized today compared to 1972? How welcoming are the various political parties towards immigrants/refugees?

Saturday, September 24

Virtual Gold 90 Days On-line Launch

*Recounting 90 Days events are subject to change without notice

Details

Start:
September 8 @ 12:00 am PDT
End:
September 25 @ 12:00 am PDT
Cost:
$25 – $34
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Western Gold Theatre
Phone:
604-363-5734
Email:
info@westerngoldtheatre.org
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Venue

PAL Theatre
300-581 CARDERO ST.
VANCOUVER, BC V6G 3L3
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Phone:
604-255-4313
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