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The Ones We Leave Behind

By Loretta Seto

WORLD PREMIERE THIS FALL! From the playwright behind the smash hit Dirty Old Woman comes The Ones We Leave Behind. The play was first presented in a staged reading format at the 2017 MSG Lab, and is currently in development. We can’t wait to present the finished work for everyone! 

Show Dates

October 24 - November 3, 2018

Preview on October 24
Tues through Sat 8pm
2 pm matinees Sat & Sun
Post-show talkbacks Oct 28 & 30


At the Historic Theatre at The Cultch
1895 Venables St, Vancouver


Tickets go on sale July 16. Buy tickets online at tickets.thecultch.com or call 604-251-1363.

About the Show

Abby Chung, a Public Trustee investigator, is assigned to the case of Beatrice, an elderly woman who has died alone without any apparent family or relatives. As Abby uncovers more about Beatrice's solitary existence, her own life begins to unravel as she attempts to balance the demands of her isolated elderly mother and of her long-term partner, while also trying to understand her growing obsession with finding any next-of-kin for Beatrice. Exploring themes of mortality and family legacy, The Ones We Leave Behind ultimately offers a message of hope in finding connection to others, and reminds us of our human fragility.

Director: John Cooper
Performers: Agnes Tong, James Yi, Brahm Taylor, Alannah Ong and Josh Drebit

Get to know the playwright, Loretta Seto:

Read about what inspired her to write this play
Read about how she came to write her first play