carried away on the crest of a wave

By David Yee

carried away on the crest of a wave
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From the shore of Ko Phi Phi in Thailand to a suburb in Utah to a mysterious Kafkaesque hole in the ground, carried away on the crest of a wave gives us brief glimpses into the lives of a sphinx-like escort, a grieving father, a conflicted priest, brothers of legend, a felonious ... Read more


Overview

From the shore of Ko Phi Phi in Thailand to a suburb in Utah to a mysterious Kafkaesque hole in the ground, carried away on the crest of a wave gives us brief glimpses into the lives of a sphinx-like escort, a grieving father, a conflicted priest, brothers of legend, a felonious housewife, an accountant of time, an orphaned boy, a radio shock jock and a man who finds things. Each are connected, primarily, by the cataclysmic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that claimed the lives of over a quarter million people. In a series of vignettes, carried away on the crest of a wave illustrates the ripple effect of one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history and ponders what happens when the events that bind us together are the same events that tear us apart.

David Yee

David Yee was born and raised in Toronto, and proudly identifies himself as a Hapa of Scottish and Chinese descent. A Dora Mavor Moore Award–nominated actor and playwright, his work has been produced across Canada and internationally. His play lady in the red dress was nominated for the 2010 Governor General's Literary Award. He is currently the artistic director of fu-GEN Theatre Company.

Awards

  • Carol Bolt Award 2013, Winner
  • Governor General`s Literary Award for Drama 2015, Winner

Reviews

"Each character deals with their own personal loss and devastation very differently, and their grief is manifested in unique ways, which is very powerful. " —Victoria Bégin, Theatromania

"Thought-provoking. " —Celia Wren, Washington Post

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