Win tickets to Extraction presented by The Cultch
The Cultch and Rio Tinto Alcan present
March 5 to 9, 2013
Extraction is a documentary theatre show that delves deep into the heart of intertwined cultural phenomena: China’s rise as an economic power and oil extraction in Alberta. Mining the biographies of non-actor performers, this bilingual (English and Mandarin) play digs beneath the surface of highly charged political debates to illuminate lives transformed by legendary traffic jams, boomtown fever, translation trouble and diplomatic intrigue in Beijing and in Fort McMurray’s tar sands, which has been called one of the largest industrial projects in human history.
The performers in Extraction are not actors but people with distinct life experiences who play themselves: A former Canadian diplomat and journalist who spent the most of the past 20 years in China; a freelance interpreter from Beijing who has worked for diverse clients in cultural, corporate and government spheres including James Cameron and Tony Blair; and a recent Chinese immigrant trying to make a new life in Vancouver.
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A pair of premium tickets to the March 6 performance at 8 p.m. of Extraction at The Cultch (1895 Venables Street; $92 value)