Critically acclaimed production of Eating with Lola is doing a tour of the GTA’s schools!

 Synopsis:  Sulong Theatre Collective brings you the story of Lola (grandmother in Filipino), who is so old and sick she has to be spoon fed by her granddaughter Grace. But It wasn’t always like this. Over the course of her final meal on earth, Lola explains how it was always her job to find food – even if that meant stealing it.

Part confession, part revelation, Lola’s epic tale unravels the entire modern history of Manila from the time of the Thomasites to the second wave of Filipino migration to the United States – one spoonful at a time.

A one woman (and one puppet) tour-de-force about the impact of war on those we love the most.

Presented by Sulong Theatre, first developed by fu-GEN Asian Theatre Company, developed by Carlos Bulosan Theatre Company, Kapisanan Philippine Centre, Lab Cab Festival, Theatre Passe Muraille.

EDUCATIONAL RELEVANCE:
Perfect for teachers teaching subjects such as:
History
Ethics
International Relations
Philosophy
Women’s Studies
English
Drama
Dance
Music

DATES AND DETAILS:
Morning performances at your school location on the Feb 6, 13, 27; Mar 5, 19, 26. Additional Monday performances can be negotiated. $250/performance in your school (travel fee if outside the Toronto area). Works best in smaller space such as a school library.

Best suited for grades 2 and up. There is no foul language, there is the reference to torture during the Second World War. But due to the sophisticated nature of the story, it can be told to both young children to teenagers.

To book, or have questions contact Catherine at sulongtheatre@gmail.com

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR EATING WITH LOLA:

Jon Kaplan of NOW Magazine says…

“NNNN”! “A simple but tasty theatrical meal.”

 Paula Citron of Classical 96.3 says…

“directed by a queen of whimsy, Ann Powell of Puppetmongers.”

“I have to confess, that over time, I stopped seeing Hernandez, and began to visualize the other people, including the tiny puppet Lola.”

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