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Nightwood Theatre

January-February 2017

New Toronto play confronts a Ghanaian family’s dream for a better life in North America

Jijo Quayson's Osia debuted at the city's SummerWorks festival to great acclaim

Sharon Kashani

A lullaby sombrely lilts through a theatre as stage lights reveal a teenage Ghanaian girl. She is dressed simply but neatly, in a patterned blue dress and white shoes. There is a venturesome spark in her eyes as she stares toward an audience unseen. She begins to speak dreamily of a fairytale land she imagines by […] More »