Gateway Theatre Presents China Doll: Win Tickets

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Gateway Theatre’s production kicks off its 2019/20 season and marks the Western Canadian premiere of China Doll from Toronto playwright/librettist Marjorie Chan (October 17-26).

Jennifer Tong. Photo by David Cooper

Gateway Theatre Presents China Doll

When: October 17-26, 2019
Where: Gateway Theatre Main Stage (6500 Gilbert Rd, Richmond)
Tickets: From $29 online or call the box office at (604) 270-1812. China Doll will be performed in English, and to welcome a wider audience, surtitles in traditional and simplified Chinese characters will be presented at all performances.

In China Doll, Su-Ling is bound by tradition. Her grandmother is determined that she will marry well and bring prosperity to them both. But when she learns to read, Su-Ling’s intellectual awakening sets her on a dangerous path to independence.

This Dora and Governor General’s Literary Award-nominated play is set in the early 20th century Shanghai, when the practice of foot-binding had reached its peak in popularity. This universal coming-of-age story tells of one girl’s journey trying to honour her family’s values in an increasingly changing world.

Chan’s work has been performed in the USA, Scotland, Hong Kong, and Russia. She is the Artistic Director of Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille, recipient of four Dora Awards, one for Outstanding Performance and three for Outstanding New Opera.

Special Performances

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 pre-show – Pizza Preview
  • Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1:00pm – Gateway Forum (free)
    • Dangerous Books: When Reading is Seen as a Subversive Act
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019 pre-show – Wine Wednesday
  • Wednesday, October 23 & Friday, October 25, 2019 post-show Discussion
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 pre-show at 12:00pm – Tea Matinee
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 post-show – Talkback Thursday

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Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night on October 18th, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

UPDATE The winner is Kirsten!

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17 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. TracyThursday, October 3rd, 2019 — 8:58pm PDT

    would love to attend

  2. AmandaThursday, October 3rd, 2019 — 9:57pm PDT

    I would love to take my husband to see the performance! ?

  3. RaihanThursday, October 3rd, 2019 — 9:59pm PDT

    Sounds like a great show! I would love to take my wife to see the show! ?

  4. daneFriday, October 4th, 2019 — 5:50am PDT

    love to go

  5. SandraFriday, October 4th, 2019 — 6:13am PDT

    Would luv to win tickets to this play!

  6. KirstenFriday, October 4th, 2019 — 7:52pm PDT

    I would love to win tickets to this play! It would be fantastic!

  7. Bonnie lamSaturday, October 5th, 2019 — 9:57am PDT

    Cute. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  8. CandySunday, October 6th, 2019 — 1:24pm PDT

    This would be a good birthday present. Thanks.

  9. Catherine HercusSunday, October 6th, 2019 — 1:53pm PDT

    Would be a great birthday present!

  10. RosemarieSunday, October 6th, 2019 — 2:14pm PDT

    Would love to watch the show

  11. TianaSunday, October 6th, 2019 — 3:20pm PDT

    Love plays

  12. BettySunday, October 6th, 2019 — 5:12pm PDT

    I would love to go 🙂

  13. Jason BSunday, October 6th, 2019 — 10:56pm PDT


  14. MarieMonday, October 7th, 2019 — 8:03am PDT

    It seems to be a really interesting play. I’d love to go!

  15. wenWednesday, October 9th, 2019 — 1:15pm PDT

    This sounds lovely

  16. Shelley ButcherFriday, October 11th, 2019 — 5:21pm PDT

    I would love to see this interesting and thought provoking play.

  17. Elaine DaviesMonday, October 14th, 2019 — 10:36pm PDT

    This is exactly what I need to see?

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