Approximate running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes
190 King William Street
Hamilton ON L8R 1A8
Playing October 19 – November 5, 2022
Written By Marcia Johnson IN THE SCRIPT OF HISTORY, WHO GETS A SPEAKING ROLE? In Kenya in 1952, Mercy, a restaurant proprietor and staunch anti-Monarchist, is approached to cook for Princess Elizabeth during a royal visit. In 2015, another story unfolds in London, England, where a young Kenyan-born Canadian, Tia, is working as an intern on a TV drama series about the British royal family – while also pursuing a writing project of her own. These parallel narratives seem only coincidentally connected – until a surprising twist reveals a deeper relationship between the two. Audiences are certain to enjoy this ingenious contemporary drama that keeps us guessing as it explores issues of colonialism, nationalism, and the question of who gets to have a voice.