presented by Diaspora Diaries Collective, written by Elisa Marina Mair-Sánchez
Age Rating: 14+
ASL INTERPRETED: Friday July 7 at 7:00pm. Featuring interpreters Deanna Brouet, Jenni Stevens, and Amanda Omoth.
“El Funeral” contains images and descriptions of depression, verbal abuse, anxiety, alcohol abuse, and death. It also deals with themes of fear, guilt and loss. The production handles all of these themes with care, and are presented with heightened theatricality.
What would you say, what would you ask, which stories would you retell, which ones would you forget, if you were able to reunite with all of those you’ve lost?
El Funeral is a bilingual, multidisciplinary show which celebrates life, and the memories and stories we all have to tell. It is an exploration of the lived experiences of immigrants, the guilt that comes from leaving those you love, the resilience it takes to create a new home in foreign lands, and how people stay together against unimaginable odds kilometres away from everything they know.
Directed by: Andrés Moreno
Choreographed by: Jason Romero
Composed by: Nano Uribe
Stage Manager: Andrea Handal Rivera
Designer: Even Gilchrist
Production Manager: Liv Bunge
Production Assistants: Shyanne Duquette, Judah Truong, and Rory Turner
Featuring: Deviani Andrea, Tatiana Duque, Andrés Moreno, Jason Romero, Alejandro Moreno, Phany Peña, and Max Hanic
Diaspora Diaries Collective acknowledges and thanks the following funding organizations for their support: Canada Council for the Arts, the Edmonton Arts Council, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
HOW TO ENJOY EL FUNERAL
Meet outside the South Side Memorial Chapel. A volunteer will greet you and direct you inside to the beginning of the performance.
El Funeral requires audiences to move throughout various locations within the venue. All locations are wheelchair accessible and seating will be available in each destination.
Tickets can be purchased now and will be available at the door if capacity permits. Capacity is extremely limited. Admission is Offer-What-You-Will with low- and no-cost tickets available.