Will You Be My Friend

AWARD-WINNING ARTIST JANICE JO LEE STARS IN A MUSICAL COMEDY ABOUT THE JOURNEY TO FIND HER PLACE IN KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO AS A STRONG, EMPOWERED, KOREAN WOMAN.

Dr. West, Pluto’s leading expert on Earthian Friendiology, presents the findings from his latest experiment on Lonely Entity 1, the patient Janice Joanne Sung Hae Lee. Janice volunteered to be a part of the program because she was lonely and out of options. Mike is a charming and handsome white guy who is always looking for a way to “give back”, and so volunteers to be a part of the program and is paired with Janice despite Janice’s friend, Leila’s protestations.

The play is largely inspired by Janice’s personal experiences living in Waterloo Region. This is a satire exploring how a dominant culture can program people to erase their sense of self, their ancestors, and their identity.

General $20 | Student/Senior $15 | Preview $12
(price includes tax)

CREATIVE TEAM:
Written & Performed by Janice Jo Lee
Directed and Developed by Matt White
Set & Costume Design by Julia Y Kim
Lighting Design by Paul Cegys
Original Music by Janice Jo Lee
Music Arranged by Joni NehRita
Choreographed by Carin Lowerison White

Venue:
The Registry Theatre
122 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2H 2L2

Dates/Times:
WEEK 1
Wed | May 9, 2018 | 8pm ($12 PREVIEW)
Thurs | May 10, 2018 | 8pm ($12 PREVIEW)
Fri | May 11, 2018 | 8pm
Sat | May 12, 2018 | 8pm
Sun | May 13, 2018 | 4pm

WEEK 2
Wed | May 16, 2018 | 8pm
Thurs | May 17, 2018 | 8pm
Fri | May 18, 2018 | 8pm
Sat | May 19, 2018 | 8pm
Sun | May 20, 2018 | 4pm

SUPPORT FOR THIS PRODUCTION COMES FROM:
Ontario Arts Council, Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation – Musagetes Fund, The Good Foundation Inc., Downtown Kitchener BIA, City of Kitchener, City of Waterloo