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× Three Women of Swatow
A Tarragon Acoustic Production in association with PlayME Podcast's Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley
December 10, 2020 8:00 PM – December 24, 2020 11:59 PM (listen anywhere anytime)

Written by: Chloé Hung
Directed by: Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster
Sound design and edit by: Gregory J. Sinclair
Additional sound design by: Deanna Choi
Starring: Carolyn Fe, Diana Luong and Chantria Tram

“Swatow women are supposed to be fierce.” That’s what Grandmother tells her daughter. Grandmother’s a butcher and to her disappointment, her daughter’s a vegetarian. But to her satisfaction, her granddaughter killed her first chicken at the age of three. In this ferocious comedy, the three generations of women grapple with their dark history, emotional inheritance and the legacy of mothers’ life lessons and daughters’ love lives.

Chloé developed Three Women of Swatow while she was a part of the Tarragon Playwright's Unit. She is also the recipient of the 2017 RBC Emerging Playwrights Award. The Globe and Mail called Chloé “a writer to watch.” As a screenwriter, she was a finalist two consecutive years at the Fusion Film Festival.

Three Women of Swatow is a new play which was set to begin previews at Tarragon on the same day the province went into lockdown.

With heartfelt thanks to the original creative team of our cancelled production:
Assistant Director: Karthy Chin
Set and Lighting Design: Jareth Li
Costume Designer: Shannon Lea Doyle
Composition and Sound Designer: Deanna Choi
Fight Director: Jennifer Dzialoszynski
Tai Chi Consultant: Guillermo Verdecchia
Stage Manager: Daniel Oulton

Pre-purchased Acoustic subscriptions and tickets will receive an email on the opening day of the play (Dec 10) with instructions on how to access it and any associated bonus content. Subscriptions and tickets purchased after the opening day (Dec 10) will receive the access information email within 24 hours of purchase.

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