Through the Bamboo at Toronto Fringe Festival


Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street
When: July 3-14, 2019
Cost: Tickets are $11 and can be purchased at

Details: Inspired by Philippine mythology, Through the Bamboo is an action-packed adventure about the value of storytelling, and how families deal with loss. The world premiere of Through the Bamboo will take place at the Toronto Fringe at the Factory Theatre Mainspace.

When Philly’s Lola (grandma) dies, she finds herself in the fantastical land of Uwi. Will Philly be able to end the reign of the Three Sisters, find her Lola, and bring her back home? Through the Bamboo is a Filipinx-Canadian tale suitable for the whole family 7+, told in the style of The Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Alice in Wonderland while rooted in Philippine mythology.

Saving the world – one grandma at a time! 

Directed by Nina Lee Aquino (Artistic Director, Factory Theatre and 2019 recipient of the Margo Bindhart and Rita Davies Award), Through the Bamboo is co-written by wife and husband team Andrea Mapili (Cassettes 100) and Byron Abalos (Good Morning, Viet Mom) who met and fell in love at the first ever Next Stage Theatre Festival at the Factory Studio Theatre.

More Info: @throughbamboo