WORLDPLAY 2011

January 30:  When Smiles are Done  

                                                       by Goh Poh Sent (Singapore)

                                                          Translated by

                                                          Directed by Lina de Guevara

February 6:  Geez!  by Putu Wijaya (Indonesia)                                                                                                         Translated by

                                      Directed by Lina de Guevara

February 13:  Girls Shouldn't Play Soccer

                          by Marta Muchaca (Catalunya, Spain)

                            Translated by Elisabet Ráfols & Tom Bentley-Fisher            

                            Directed by Lina de Guevara

 

February 20:  Dreary and Izzy  by Tara Beagan (Canada)

                                                               Directed by Erin Macklem 

WORLDPLAY 2011

January 30 @ 8 pm:  When Smiles are Done  by Goh Poh Seng (1936-2010)  (Singapore)

                                                                                          Translated by
                                                                                          Directed by Lina de Guevara 

Full of humour and incisive dialogue, this play tells a story of family conflicts. Goh is among the pioneer Singaporean writers and one of the first to use "Singlish", the characteristic Singaporean popular language. 

February 6 @ 8pm: Geez!  by Putu Wijaya  (Indonesia)

                                                  Translated by
                                                  Directed by Lina de Guevara

 A man comes back to life and the reactions of his family and friends really surprise him!

Engaging and quirky, Geez! is a wonderful example of avant-garde Indonesian theatre. 

February 13 @ 8 pm: Girls Shouldn't Play Soccer  by Marta Buchaca  (Catalunya, Spain)

                                                                                                    Translated by Elisabet Ráfols & Tom Bentley-Fisher
                                                                                                    Directed by Lina de Guevara

Apparently simple, there's a dark mystery in this play set in a waiting room of a hospital after a car crash.

February 20 @ 8 pm: Dreary and Izzy  by Tara Beagan  (Canada)
                                                                              Directed by Erin Macklem

Of Ntlaka'pamux (Thompson River Salish) and Irish Canadian heritage, born and raised in Alberta, Tara Beagan has become well known by her outstanding plays, one of which, Thy Neighbour's Wife, won the 2005 Dora Mavor Moore Award.

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Puente Theatre would like to acknowledge that for thousands of years the Coast Salish,

Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwaka'wakw peoples have walked gently on and been the care-

takers of the territories of what we today call Vancouver Island. It is with great gratitude

that we acknowledge that we live, work, and create in the unceded territories of the 

Lək̓ʷəŋənWSÁNEĆ and Wyomilth peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.  As immigrants

to this land, we are infinitely grateful for the opportunity to do so, and we actively seek a

new relationship with the first peoples here, one based in honor and respect, and we thank

them for their hospitality.

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