November 2023

Meet the Artists

Playwright: Marie Beath Badian
Director: Nina Lee Aquino
Set & Costume Designer: Jackie Chau
Lighting Designer: Michelle Ramsay
Sound Designer: Lyon Smith
Dramaturge: Matt McGreachy
Rehearsal Director & Choreographer: Andrea Mapili
Stage Manager: Chris Pearce
Assistant Stage Manager: Katie Hoppa
Surtitle Translator: Hanna Donato

Ericka Leobrera
Anthony Perpuse


by Marie Beath Badian
November 14 - 29, 2023
A sweet romantic comedy about young love


Heartwarming Comedy

A Factory Theatre Production
Directed by Nina Lee Aquino

August 1993 – two 2nd generation Filipino Canadian teenagers unexpectedly meet at a rustic cabin in Northeast Saskatchewan, not realizing that they share a family history. Their mothers both came from the Philippines in 1967 to work at the same hospital in small-town Saskatchewan. Beatrice’s mother stayed and married the local hockey hero. Romeo’s family is in Ontario and he's heading to BC for university. Together they share one magical evening with a boom box under the magnificent Saskatchewan sky.

A funny and touching continuation of the story begun in the hit play Prairie Nurse (PTE, 2018).

  | A 60 second recap of Prairie Nurse by the cast of The Waltz

"The Waltz is a beautifully crafted romance that reflects the country’s fascinating tapestry of cultures, intermingling and ever-evolving through the generations." - Globe & Mail

"The Waltzcharms us with laughs, romance and dancing. You’ll leave the theatre with your heart full, humming a few tunes." - NOW Magazine

"Badian’s rom-com oozes nostalgia and charm, a ‘90s tale of boy-meets-girl with substance and bite." - Intermission Magazine

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