Looking Ahead

Programming announced for fall and winter 2023

Anusree Roy [photo: Dahlia-Katz]
Anusree Roy [photo: Dahlia-Katz]

Artistic Director Robert Tsonos has announced Watermark Theatre’s fall and winter programming for 2023. The company, celebrating its 15th year, will produce Letters to My Grandma from October 17–21, and a holiday production of The Gift of the Magi and other festive stories from December 13–23.

In the haunting Letters to My Grandma by Anusree Roy, Malobee unearths letters detailing her grandmother’s fight to survive the 1947 partition of India, which resonates with Malobee’s own struggles to create a new life in present-day Canada. A grand multi-generational tale of love, regret, hatred and forgiveness, this one-person play weaves the remarkable stories of these two women together, inextricably linking their histories.

The Gift of the Magi, a short story by O. Henry, is one of several holiday stories that will be adapted for the stage in this festive play for the whole family. The classic tale of a young husband and wife dealing with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money is just one of the many stories that will be presented.