Shumiatcher Sandbox Series

Globe Theatre presents

Blue Box

Produced by Nightswimming (Toronto)
in association with Neworld Theatre (Vancouver)
Written and Performed by Carmen Aguirre
Directed by Brian Quirt

Feb 26, 2013 – Mar 3, 2013
90 minutes with no intermission

Globe Theatre acknowledges Drs. Morris & Jacqui Shumiatcher for their generous donation, which enables the bold, imaginative traditions of the series to grow and develop.

An intimate and sensual story of lust and revolution set in Chile, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Blue Box weaves together two stories: one from Carmen’s underground work in the 1980's Chilean resistance movement; the other of a passionate and complicated relationship with a charismatic Chicano actor, each exploring how to get what we want when no one wants us to get it. Funny, sexual, moving and deeply political, Blue Box reveals a woman committed to a cause to which she could have sacrificed her life, and committed to a man who refused to sacrifice anything for anyone. Take Carmen’s charisma and vivid storytelling, add a few shots of Latin music, a salsa dance break with the audience, and you have Blue Box: a powerful woman addressing key issues in her life, and in the lives of her audience.

Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based theatre artist whose plays have been seen in North and South America. She has sixty film, TV and stage acting credits. Her book Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won CBC Canada Reads 2012 and has gone on to become a national best-seller. Blue Box is based on the same life experiences as this celebrated memoir.

*Warning: this production contains mature content.



Produced by:

 

Carmen Aguirre Writer and Performer
Brian Quirt Director
Itai Erdal Production Designer
Alia Stephen Associate Lighting Designer
Joelysa Pankanea Sound Designer and Composer
Esther Howie Stage Manager
Rupal Shah Producer

 

Photo by Nightswimming
In photo: Carmen Aguirre

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Tickets

Tickets for this production start at $20.00 (plus GST)

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