B

B by Guillermo Calderon. Graphic Design: Truong Nguyen.

Written by Guillermo Calderón
translated by William Gregory

A Rumble Theatre production

Directed by Jivesh Parasram
Featuring Carmen Aguirre, Maria Escolan, Lissa Neptuno & Lili Robinson

May 12 – 23, 2020
Tues to Sat evenings at 7:30pm
Sat matinees (May 16 & 23) at 2:00pm
Havana Theatre | 1212 Commercial Drive, East Vancouver

Tickets: $20 – ON SALE SOON at havanavancouver.com/theatre


Rumble Theatre is pleased to present our Canadian premiere production of B by acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón, with translation by William Gregory. B will take place May 12 – 23, 2020 at the Havana Theatre on East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive.

In B, Alejandra and Marcela are planting bombs in the middle of the night. They don’t want violence. They just want to be heard. Prison’s not much of a threat when most of your friends are inside. But José Miguel is from another generation, and he’s committed to change by any means possible.

A darkly comic dive into the absurdity of reality, B examines cross-generational tension in the mobilization of resistance and interrogates the role of violence in revolution. What does it mean to want to take up the struggle, when the struggle has silenced itself to you?

Of the piece, Rumble Artistic Director Jivesh Parasram said, “Calderón’s B is brilliant. It’s got a hilariously dark wit that strikes to the core of those of us who are children and grandchildren of revolutionary peoples—grown-up youths who still hold a burning desire to be part of the non-aligned movement, the moments of decolonization at the fall of Empire, and to participate in something to make sense of a world that has a long way to go.”

For more on our production of B, click here.

Welcome to Rumble’s 2019-20 season

High Seas / Low Seas. Graphic: J. Parasram

 

Rumble Theatre is pleased to announce our current season, “High Seas / Low Seas”, which features a trio of exciting contemporary plays that explore the notion of solidarity: Take d Milk, Nah?, written and performed by Rumble’s own Artistic Director Jivesh Parasram; Good Morning, Viet Mom by Franco Nguyen; and the Canadian premiere of B by Guillermo Calderón.

(***Update: Good Morning, Viet Mom is no longer available to tour and has been replaced in our season with Sound of the Beast by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard.***)

“With this season’s programming we’re asking ourselves and audience members to consider what it means to stand together amidst ever-changing circumstances,” Parasram said. “How can we maintain solidarity when conditions aren’t so comfortable? Can we be a friend even when the distances between us seem infinite, or when our differences appear irreconcilable?” (more…)

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