Written and performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, 1 Hour Photo is the story of Mas Yamamoto, a man whose life was swept up by the major currents of the 20th century. From growing up in a fishing village on the banks of the Fraser River, to being confined at a Japanese Canadian internment camp during World War II, to helping build the Distant Early Warning Line in the Canadian Arctic during the height of the Cold War, 1 Hour Photo is a moving portrait saturated with the most vivid colours of our times.
“We thoroughly enjoyed the entire show, from custom drinks to interactive chats with Tetsuro. This was a slam dunk, Persephone, well done. It feels wonderful to see Asian stories included.“
“We loved the show. Happy to see another one like this any time. Also liked the interactions afterwards with the actor/writer.”
“Not only was it a fascinating and excellent production using many modes of communication, it had a message that all Canadians need to hear/see!”
“…loved it!! What a great option to watch a play in the comfort of our home.“
1 Hour Photo animates an extraordinary life with vivid props and projections…the play is a buffet of sensory textures
Wrestling with questions of life and death, 1 Hour Photo is most heartfelt in its exploration of Yamamoto’s life. Ultimately, we are all a little better off for his willingness to share it through Shigematsu
The entire show was a sensory delight and wonder—visually, musically, and emotionally
Yukari Peerless, yukaripeerless.ca
I heard people crying …. delivered such an emotional punch
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Persephone Theatre is thankful for the generous support of the City of Saskatoon, The Saskatchewan Arts Board, Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation, Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces Fund, and the Canada Council for the Arts.