The Light Bringer
by Laila Lee
The Light Bringer - Tampa, FL
 http://thelight-bringer.com
V.7 - The Cinematheque 
Freedom, but at what cost? A Palestinian immigrant and her family find more freedom in the US than expected. A true-life show directed by Bill Pats, written and performed by Laila Lee. In this one-woman show, she brings to light her experiences growing up Muslim in the South, and how she discovers her own place in the world and what sacrifices she must make. A first-timer to Winnipeg, Laila studied theatre at the University of South Florida after abandoning her medical degree. In 2019, she won Most Courageous at Shameless Stories in Tampa.

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12
$10 Weekday Matinees, Students, Seniors

Genre:
Storytelling

Audience:
Mature

Warnings: Mild Language, Violent Content, Sexual Content

Accessibility: English as a new language, Low Vision / Blind
Thu July 18 5:15 PM
Fri July 19 10:30 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Sat July 20 5:15 PM
Mon July 22 1:45 PM
Tue July 23 7:15 PM
Thu July 25 5:30 PM
Fri July 26 7:00 PM
Sat July 27 1:45 PM
Sun July 28 12:45 PM

The Light Bringer

The Light Bringer—The Cinematheque

The Light Bringer, directed by Bill Pats, is an insightful, compelling and charmingly told personal story of culture shock, family and courage. Though the story is about breaking away from family and cultural demands, the reliability Laila Lee conveys ultimately brings us closer to understanding our similarities.

Audra Lesosky


The Light Bringer

The Light Bringer—The Cinematheque

What drew me to this play was that Bill Pats was its director, and knowing his passions. This is what Laila Lee produces with spades. She had me riveted from the beginning, telling the story of her family, and papa who decided to take this large Muslim family to…AMERICA! Once there, cultures clash and shocks to this Arab family trying to take in what America offers, Disney LANDDDD! Family culture and religion seems to be tantalized and teased by western pop culture, much to the distaste of this lifestyle, making it forbidden. There are a lot of stereotypes of Muslims that she washes away in this production seeing it from a different POV. Laila pours her soul into this story and comes out quite brave and proud of what she has chosen in the end, which was to be a woman first. What ever you do, clear your schedule, come see Laila’s performance.

Kevin Campbell


The Light Bringer

The Light Bringer—The Cinematheque

Hi! I’m Laila, and this is my first time to Canada! My producer told me to do this so here I am, being shameless for you. The Light Bringer is my real-life storytelling show about growing up a Muslim kid in America and what happened to me and my family. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but Bill Pats directed it, and I’m told it’s a powerful roller coaster ride. See you soon!!!