September 20 and 21, 2018, the Rakvere Theatre performed “APART: Estonians Abroad and at Home” in Toronto.
The play was commissioned by the Estonian Studies Centre/VEMU and is a gift for the Republic of Estonia’s 100th birthday. The play was written by Liisi Rohumäe who spent a month in Toronto in the spring of 2016 at the invitation of VEMU to interview Canadian Estonians and conduct research in the archives. The opening show took place in Rakvere in March 2018. The project was supported by the Estonian Government (EV 100) and the Integration Foundation and completed according to the sectoral development program “Compatriots Program 2014-2020.”
The guest from Rakvere also met with the Toronto Estonian residents at the retirement home Ehatare and the Toronto Estonian Supplementary School students and teachers.