Almost Live | acts of faith

Wednesday Dec 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm Pacific Time online via Zoom

From the African Copperbelt to the back woods of Muskoka, acts of faith tells a story about the power of belief, the disillusionment of youth and the eternal struggle between good and evil. The story follows Faith, a young woman who gets mistaken for a prophet. When a revered religious leader attempts to take advantage of her plight, she begins using her ‘gift’ to right wrongs and punish the wicked. Far from home, Faith will come up against the ultimate test of her convictions in a final confrontation between sin and sainthood, morality and godliness.

Written by David Yee specifically for online streaming at Factory Theatre in 2020, we are thrilled to present this video recording of Natasha Mumba’s outstanding performance, brilliantly directed by Nina Lee Aquino, with a descriptive introduction.

“David Yee’s solo play about a young woman growing up in Zambia has everything we love about onstage monologues: a compelling central character who goes through a change, an authentic sense of place and a gripping performance. What’s refreshing is that director Nina Lee Aquino has found a way to present it online that’s almost as exciting as it would be in a physical theatre.”NOW

“A beautifully written, gripping story of faith, loss and justice.”The Slotkin Letter

Note: this production contains mature themes and content.

The VocalEye virtual lobby opens at 6:30 pm Pacific Time for some socializing and community updates with host Amy Amantea. The pre-show introduction will begin at 6:45 pm with Amy and guests. The featured show begins at 7 pm followed by conversation, Q and A and a prize draw. 

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David Yee is a mixed race actor and playwright, born and raised in Toronto. He is the co-founding Artistic Director of fu-GEN Theatre Company, Canada’s premiere professional Asian Canadian theatre company. A Dora Mavor Moore Award nominated actor and playwright, his work has been produced internationally and at home. He is a two-time Governor General’s Literary Award nominee for his plays lady in the red dress and carried away on the crest of a wave, which won the award in 2015 along with the Carol Bolt Award in 2013. He has worked extensively in the Asian Canadian community as an artist and an advocate. He has been called many things, but prefers ‘outlaw poet’ to them all.

Interview with actor Natasha Mumba