The Scene: carried away on the crest of a wave

carried away on the crest of a wave by David Yee. Directed by Nina Lee AquinoPhoto (clockwise from bottom left): Kawa Ada, William Yong, David Yee, Eponine Auryn Lee, Nina Lee Aquino, Richard Lee, Richard Zeppieri. Photo by  Cylla Von Tiedemann

Seems like the world of theatre can't get enough of Nina Lee Aquino! Earlier this year, we saw Every Letter Counts. Now Nina is back, this time in the role of Director for an exciting new play!

Win a pair of tickets to the April 26th show of carried away on the crest of a wave by David Yee, directed by Nina Lee Aquino! Read more below to find out how!

Tarragon Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of carried away on the crest of a wave, written by acclaimed playwright-in-residence David Yee. This moving exploration of the effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami previews from April 16, opens April 24 and runs to May 26, 2013 in Tarragon's Mainspace (with previews beginning April 16).

A singular, cataclysmic event - the Boxing Day, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami - took the lives of more than two hundred thousand people. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.

A series of vignettes about the ripple effects of this heartbreaking tragedy, carried away on the crest of a wave illustrates the interconnectedness of everything. From a mysterious escort in Thailand to a Catholic priest in India, from two brothers in Malaysia baling out their ocean-filled home to a housewife in Utah baking a pie, the play ponders what happens when the events that tie us together are the same that tear us apart?


For your chance to win a pair of tickets for the April 26th show, answer this simple question:

What is the title of the play that Nina Lee Aquino wrote (and starred in!) that premiered earlier this year at Factory Theatre? Here's a hint!

You can reply to this post, tweet us, or reply on Facebook with your answer. Contest closes April 25 at 5pm, and the winner will be selected at random. The winner will be notified immediately after the contest closes. Good luck!


Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of carried away on the crest of a wave By David Yee Directed by Nina Lee Aquino Starring Kawa Ada, Ash Knight, Richard Lee, John Ng, Mayko Nguyen and Richard Zeppieri

Opens April 24 and runs to May 26, 2013 (Previews from April 16) Tarragon Theatre's Mainspace 30 Bridgman Avenue Toronto, ON M5R 1X3 Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30pm starting April 21.

Tickets range from $27-$53 (including discounts for students, seniors and groups) AND a Pay-What-You-Can 2:30pm matinee on May 18 Tickets can be purchased through the box office at 416.531.1827 or visit - $13 Rush Tickets at the door Fridays (on sale at 6pm) & Sundays (on sale at 1pm) starting April 26