Salmon Row – an open air theatrical presentation of local history
In the last few days, playwright Nicola Harwood had turned my home village Steveston into an open air theater of live performance telling the story of racism that had occurred from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the notorious Japanese interment in 1942. With 25 performers (4 of them are local Richmond child actors), and professional theatrical equipment, the performance was a big show. The most interesting thing about it is that the performance used the remains of Britannia Shipyard and Phoenix Cannery as props of its scenes, and the audience literally walked with the performers from scene to scene, under open sky. My wife and I attended the final rehearsal and I enjoyed the entire performance. Here are some of the pictures I took of the performance.