Theatre review: Theatrical adaptation of Forgiveness shows us at our worst and best
When: To Feb. 12
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Tickets and Info: From $35 at artsclub.com
Mark Sakamoto’s 2014 biography/memoir Forgiveness told the story of two of his grandparents: B.C.-born Mitsue Sakamoto, who survived Canadian racism and wartime internment, and maritimer Ralph MacLean, who spent the Second World War in brutal Japanese prisoner-of-war camps. Around 1970, both the Sakamoto and MacLean families were living in Alberta when Mitsue’s son Stan and Ralph’s daughter Diane began dating. Their marriage produced Mark, whose book chronicles his grandparents’ suffering and their remarkable ability, eventually, to forgive.