Promo shot for Under the Mango Tree

Promo shot for Under the Mango Tree

Fringe Fest winner on Sidney’s Charlie White stage

Under the Mango Tree runs Jan. 22 at Mary Winspear Centre

Veenesh Dubois will bring her fringe-winning Under the Mango Tree to the Charlie White Theatre.

Under the Mango Tree is a one-woman show that debuted at the 2009 Vancouver Theatrical Fringe Festival.

Written by and starring Dubois, it played to sold out shows and competed against nearly 70 other shows to win Pick of the Fringe.

Timal is a precocious girl who relishes her life under the mango tree. She misses her mother, but still has her grandmother and her beloved Bappu, her father, who she waits excitedly for at the end of each workday. Then, one day, Bappu tells Timal that he is leaving for Canada, a far off country where he will try to build a better life for them both. Timal cannot go, but Bappu promises to write. Through the letters the audiences sees Canada from afar, as a land of hope and home to an alien culture.

Under the Mango Tree plays at the Charlie White Theatre on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 available online at www.mary or at the box office 250-656-0275.


Win tickets from the News Review

Win a pair of tickets to one-woman show Under the Mango Tree at the Mary Winspear Centre.

The Peninsula News Review has two pairs of tickets for the Jan. 22 show.

To enter, email your name and daytime phone number with ‘mango’ in the subject line to

The News Review will do a random draw to select winners. Deadline is 4 p.m. on Jan 19.