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 21 – 24, 2020
Free; Registration will open soon – stay tuned for announcement
Rumble Theatre is pleased to present our Canadian premiere production of B by acclaimed Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón, with translation by William Gregory.
***COVID-19 update: Originally scheduled to take place May 12 – 23, 2020 at the Havana Theatre on East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, we will now present an online production that will be available to view May 21 – 24.***
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.”