Vancouver performer and playwright, Veenesh Dubois took the Vancouver Fringe by storm with her sellout show, Under the Mango Tree, which won ‘Pick of the Fringe’ 2009 and is now headed to Victoria for four special performances at the Intrepid Theatre Club.
Dubois’ enchanting semi-autobiographical play tells the story of her families’ struggle to immigrate to Canada from their small village in Fiji.
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Dubois’ performance of Under the Mango Tree focuses on her family’s staggered immigration to Canada from their native Fiji.
“It’s about a daughter’s love and yearning for her father,” Dubois said of her play’s plot line. “The father lives in a small village and wants to find fame, fortune and better opportunities, so he leaves his family behind and emigrates to Canada. The story follows the letters that the daughter and the father exchange between one another.”
Veenesh Dubois and Sarah Hayward have teamed up to present a double bill of their two original one woman shows, to present as a full length evening for 6 performances April, 2011 5-9th at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam and also in February 2011 at the Surrey Arts Centre. Both shows will be produced at the Moberley Arts Centre, Under The Mango Tree in April 16-18th and Stripes: The Mystery Circus in May 28-30th, 2010.