Anywhere But Here, Date Night Giveaway with Baru Latinoby
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
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).
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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What a wonderful way to celebrate date night in Vancouver on the westside.
Sounds like a great way to spend a night out in Vancouver
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We are immensely lucky to have Carmen Aguirre as an artist in this city!
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Hubby and I could use this date night!
I heard about this on CBC’s Q. It sounds fascinating, and I admire Shad.
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I’d love to see this. I liked Carmen Aguirre’s book Something Fierce.
Would love it, really need a night out
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Would love to attend.
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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.
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Thank you for this contest!
Carmen Aguirre’s memoirs were so eye-opening and captivating! Would love to see her new work.