Studio 58, the nationally renowned professional theatre training program at Langara College, proudly presents the West Coast premiere of The Refugee Hotel, written and directed by Studio 58 alumna and acclaimed author Carmen Aguirre. Set in a rundown West End Vancouver hotel in 1974, only months after the start of the torturous reign of General Augusto Pinochet, eight Chilean exiles struggle with the effects of fleeing their homeland.
This dark comedy portrays the true-life experience of hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers who continue to resettle in Canada. Now they come from countries like Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and Pakistan, having lost their homes, family and seen the horrors of brutal conflict. The Refugee Hotel gives voice to these refugee communities and their experience.
“…a production to catch for its theatrical strengths and historical insights…triumphant.” - NOW Magazine
WARNING: This play contains graphic descriptions of torture, coarse language, and mature content. Age restriction – 16 or older
The winner receives two tickets to the Wednesday, March 29 or Thursday, March 30 showings at 8 p.m. on stage at Studio 58, Langara College, (100 West 49th Avenue) in Vancouver
This contest has ended.
Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 22, 3:00 am
Winner(s) will be contacted either by phone or email.