Anywhere But Here, Date Night Giveaway with Baru Latino

Comments 48 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Electric Company Theatre presents the world premiere of Carmen Aguirre’s spellbinding new work, Anywhere But Here, from February 4–15, 2020 at the Vancouver Playhouse.  Set in 1979 on the desert border between the United States and Mexico, Anywhere But Here is a psycho-social-spiritual-physical journey that represents the inner turmoil of exile. 

Anywhere But Here
Magical realist work by Carmen Aguirre celebrates Latinx culture
and marks theatrical debut of Juno Award-winning hip hop artist Shad 

Anywhere But Here

Where: Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
When: February 4–15, 2020
Tickets: Available online now from $19.99 »

Directed by Juliette Carrillo with set design by Christopher Acebo — an acclaimed Chicanx duo making their Canadian debut — this haunting blend of dark comedy and magical realism is a vibrant celebration of Latinx theatre that chronicles the many paths and timelines, real and imagined, we take to discover the truth — the truth about who we are, and where we may be headed. 

Produced in association with Playwrights Theatre Centre and presented with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, the play introduces a host of fantastical characters who have experienced the pull of home, the ache of displacement, and the harsh realities of the borderlands in Trump’s America.

The stellar cast is a borderless group comprised of Augusto Bitter, Alen Dominguez, Alexandra Lainfiesta, Shawn Lall, Nadeem Phillip, Christine Quintana, Michelle Rios, AJ Simmons, and Manuela Sosa. All of these gifted actors have a direct connection to immigration as first- or second-generation immigrants to Canada with roots in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Pakistan.

Juno Award-winning hip hop artist Shad will make his theatrical debut with his rap pieces, co-written with Aguirre.

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Date Night Giveaway

I have a Date Night package to give away that includes two tickets to Anywhere But Here on February 6th and $50 for dinner at the award-winning Baru Latino (2535 Alma, Vancouver).

Baru Latino

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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The winner may claim up their gift certificate at the Baru Latino between February 6-28, 2020 with valid ID. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, January 27, 2020.

UPDATE The winner is: ANNA!

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48 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. CheukMonday, January 20th, 2020 — 9:04pm PST

    Award Winning Latin Restaurant !!!!

  2. EileenMonday, January 20th, 2020 — 9:57pm PST

    I’d love to go!

  3. LindsayMonday, January 20th, 2020 — 10:39pm PST

    I’d love to win ❤️✌️

  4. RemyMonday, January 20th, 2020 — 10:53pm PST

    Love this

  5. Albert N.Monday, January 20th, 2020 — 11:24pm PST

    Sounds like a lovely evening!

  6. vanminhTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 12:37am PST

    I like it , sound!

  7. Ray CTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 6:22am PST

    What a great evening

  8. Tabby72Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 7:09am PST

    A great evening, would love to win this!

  9. j.l. jamesTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 7:18am PST

    What a wonderful way to celebrate date night in Vancouver on the westside.

  10. jen jamesTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 7:20am PST

    Sounds like a great way to spend a night out in Vancouver

  11. Janet KongTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 8:04am PST

    This would be a lovely evening out!

  12. Diane ToTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 8:23am PST


  13. Rebecca ColemanTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 8:43am PST

    We are immensely lucky to have Carmen Aguirre as an artist in this city!

  14. Anna NgoTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 10:03am PST

    Sounds an amazing night out ! Finger cross !

  15. LaurenTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 11:05am PST

    Sounds like a fun date night! 🙂

  16. Jeff STuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 12:09pm PST

    I’d love to try Baru Latino and see this play!

  17. KarenTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 12:33pm PST

    Sounds interesting!

  18. Lester CTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 12:41pm PST

    sounds greeat

  19. MaryTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 12:54pm PST

    Hubby and I could use this date night!

  20. ShantiTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 3:16pm PST

    I heard about this on CBC’s Q. It sounds fascinating, and I admire Shad.

  21. RobTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 5:03pm PST

    Nice prize package.

  22. RkdhilTuesday, January 21st, 2020 — 7:33pm PST

    Would be fun date night

  23. FTWednesday, January 22nd, 2020 — 9:05am PST

    This sounds great!

  24. Jason BWednesday, January 22nd, 2020 — 11:56am PST

    Great night out.

  25. MKWednesday, January 22nd, 2020 — 1:02pm PST

    What a wonderful prize! Looking forward to seeing this at PuSh!

  26. LindaWednesday, January 22nd, 2020 — 3:07pm PST

    I’d love to see this. I liked Carmen Aguirre’s book Something Fierce.

  27. LeaneWednesday, January 22nd, 2020 — 8:37pm PST

    Would love it, really need a night out

  28. AlexWednesday, January 22nd, 2020 — 8:38pm PST

    Haven’t eaten out in ages. Would be great to win

  29. SarahWednesday, January 22nd, 2020 — 11:36pm PST

    Would love to attend.

  30. LorenaThursday, January 23rd, 2020 — 11:24am PST

    The play with its timeline, diversity and wall between countries sounds absolutely fascinating. Love to experience Baru Latino’s cuisine!

  31. Kirsten FisherThursday, January 23rd, 2020 — 1:05pm PST

    What a fantastic prize! Thanks for the awesome contest!

  32. AnastassiaThursday, January 23rd, 2020 — 2:07pm PST

    Would love to experience this.

  33. Bonnie RThursday, January 23rd, 2020 — 3:35pm PST

    Great prize package — thank you!

  34. Neena PLFriday, January 24th, 2020 — 6:50am PST

    That would make an awesome date night,

  35. GAIL WHITWORTHFriday, January 24th, 2020 — 6:58am PST

    This play sounds like a must do in today’s culture-awareness is key to understanding.

  36. Christine ThompsonFriday, January 24th, 2020 — 9:24am PST

    dinner and a show – perfect! a current topic as well

  37. Michelle WFriday, January 24th, 2020 — 9:36am PST

    Great date night idea!

  38. wenFriday, January 24th, 2020 — 12:03pm PST

    This will be great!

  39. Jessica Roberts-FarinaFriday, January 24th, 2020 — 2:00pm PST

    I always wanted to go to Baru Latino as a UBC undergrad, but never made it! I’d love to share the whole experience with my partner.

  40. EdFriday, January 24th, 2020 — 7:45pm PST

    Pick me please!

  41. HershSaturday, January 25th, 2020 — 5:52am PST

    Sounds like a great idea.

  42. bonnie lamSunday, January 26th, 2020 — 2:08am PST

    Drooling. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  43. Shelley ButcherSunday, January 26th, 2020 — 2:36am PST

    This would be an amazing date night!

  44. Anna NgoSunday, January 26th, 2020 — 10:12am PST

    Sounds like a great night out ! Thanks a lot.

  45. Priya GandhiSunday, January 26th, 2020 — 11:09am PST

    Great date night idea!

  46. Eric ChowSunday, January 26th, 2020 — 8:24pm PST

    Thank you for this contest!

  47. HollySunday, January 26th, 2020 — 10:35pm PST

    Carmen Aguirre’s memoirs were so eye-opening and captivating! Would love to see her new work.

  48. CindyMonday, January 27th, 2020 — 9:03am PST

    What fun!

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