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Hastings Park 1942: JAPANESE PROBLEM performance

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Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Museum Gallery

6688 Southoaks Crescent

Burnaby, BC V5E 4M7

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JAPANESE PROBLEM by Universal Limited

Nikkei National Museum's Hastings Park 1942 exhibit (September 30, 2017 - January 13, 2018) features a contemporary performance piece titled JAPANESE PROBLEM. This piece invites an audience into a stall, which residents have turned into a temporary home and place of wonder, as they are filled with the uncertainty of their next destination.

The work exists in the contemporary moment simultaneously where evidence of Hastings Park’s former tenants has been erased, where survivors are uncertain if they want their names included in a memorial, and where refugees to North America are being treated in a fashion that is terrifyingly familiar.

JAPANESE PROBLEM is a title derived from the nomenclature of WWII, but containing in it the understanding that the citizens affected at the time were neither Japanese--they were overwhelmingly legal residents/citizens of Canada, nor problematic--with zero verifiable connections to activities against Canada.

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Performance: 1:00-2:00pm
Artist talk back: 3:00-3:30pm

At 3:00pm, join us for a post-show discussion with the cast and crew. Learn about their collaborative process and behind-the-scenes work to create this immersive performance using elements of traditional theatre, storytelling, and composition.


Thusday, November 16, 2017

Performance: 6:00-7:00pm
Meet & greet, co-hosted by the Hastings Park committee: 8:00-9:00pm

Meet the cast and crew of JAPANESE PROBLEM after the show. Also an opportunity to connect with others in the community and learn about educational projects currently taking place to preserve our living history and memory of Hastings Park. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information about the Hastings Park Commemorative & Education Committee, please visit hastingspark1942.ca



Please note: we cannot accept latecomers into the show. Guests are expected to arrive 15 minutes in advance as the show will start promptly.

After the show, guests are encouraged to visit the Nikkei National Museum's TAIKEN exhibit on the 2nd floor to explore the history of Japanese Canadian immigration, or visit Hi Genki restaurant next door for an affordable Japanese meal.



The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre is located at 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby.


NNMCC is wheelchair accessible. There is free underground parking. If coming by public transit, the #106 bus from Metrotown/New Westminster stops outside of the centre at Kingsway/Sperling ave.



To find out about other upcoming exhibit events & programming, please visit nikkeiplace.org

For event questions & inquiries, please email intern@nikkeiplace.org or call 604.777.7000 ext 113

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