Courage Now

November 19 – December 4

Sliding scale | $25 $30 $35 $40 $45
Online or call 604.689.0926

Show Times
Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm
Pay-What-You-Can: Tuesdays at 7:30pm & Wednesdays at 1pm
Talkbacks on Thursday evenings following performances

Approximately 90 mins, no intermission 

The world premiere of Manami Hara’s new work, Courage Now, runs November 19-December 4 2022. Produced by The Firehall and presented in association with Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (VACT), Courage Now tells the story of Japanese Consul Chiune Sugihara, who helped over 6000 Polish and Lithuanian Jews escape the Nazis in 1940. Going against his government orders, he issued more than 2000 handwritten visas, risking both his life and his career. Some of those whose lives were saved have families living in British Columbia today.


Yukiko Sugihara | Manami Hara
Chiune Sugihara | Ryota Kaneko
Margaret Grant | Advah Soudack
Jankl Schneider | Amitai Marmorstein
Shayna Schneider | Katherine Matlashewski

Creative Team

Director | Amiel Gladstone
Set Design | Kimira Reddy
Lighting Design | Itai Erdal
Costume Design | Melicia Zaini
Sound Design| Riley Hardwick
Props Design | Stephen Elgar
Technical Director | Michael Hewitt
Dramaturge | Carmen Aguirre
Assistant Director | Ted Angelo Ngkaion
Set Design Assistant | Vanka Salim
Costume Design Assistant | Laura Fukumoto

Stage Management

Stage Manager | Susan D. Currie
Apprentice Stage Manager | Emily Willcox