The Ones We Leave Behind opens at The Cultch TONIGHT

The Cultch is thrilled to present the world premiere of Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s (VACT) The Ones We Leave Behind, by Loretta Seto, at the Historic Theatre, Oct 24-Nov 3, 2018.

The path into the light seems dark

The path forward seems to go back… — From the TAO TE CHING by Lao-tzu

An investigator for the Public Trustee, Abby Chung is assigned her first case to find the next-of-kin for an elderly woman named Beatrice, who has died without any family or friends to claim her. As Abby uncovers more details of Beatrice’s lonely life, she is confronted by her own demons and is forced to face the mystery of her own life–the truth about her own father who walked out on her and her mother years ago. Exploring themes of isolation and abandonment, The Ones We Leave Behind is a moving story about the importance of connection.

Audiences have come to expect great things from VACT ever since their foundation in 2001. Over 40 productions later they are still committed to showcasing the stories of Asian Canadians, and promoting the work of Asian Canadian theatre artists. This is their second production with Loretta Seto, the creator of the smash-hit Dirty Old Woman. “I am beyond thrilled at having the support of VACT, which has fostered my development as a playwright early on,” says Seto. “I am grateful to this amazing theatre company that works so hard to get Asian Canadian stories out there and on stage for all to see.”

It’s Seto’s ability to telepathically inhabit the experiences of others that makes her extraordinary— Colin Thomas

Tickets from $24. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office: 604-251-1363 or

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