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CHICHO – Venezuelan queer-ibbean coming-of-age journey – on stage until March 24, 2019 (Toronto)
Chicho, an ashamed-queer-Catholic-man-boy from Venezuela, hilariously attempts to feel beautiful despite his warring identity politics. In this wildly entertaining exploration of a diasporic experience, CHICHO meticulously presents the disparity between his own Queer-ibbean coming-of-age journey in Canada and the worsening socio-economic crisis in Venezuela.
Playwright/Performer: Augusto Bitter
CHICHO – On until March 24, 2019
Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson Ave.
Pay-What-You-Can tickets on all Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm performances with cash at the door.
Also, there are several special events taking place during the production, which are highlighted below.
The Preamble – Wednesday March 13 @ 6:45pm * All ticket profits from this show will be donated to Venezolanos Por La Vida
This free pre-show program features Jivesh Parasram in conversation with a local expert, to talk about the way in which that piece of theatre is contributing to a broader conversation.
A discussion with Rebecca Sarfatti of Venezolanos Por La Vida— an organization that coordinates, collects and safely sends medical and surgical supplies and medicines to health service providers and Human Rights Organization across Venezuela and neighbouring countries— facilitated by Jivesh Parasram.
A link to Venezolanos Por La Vida Facebook:
A link to Venezolanos Por La Vida fundraiser:
Show your ticket at Tequila Bookworm on the night you attend and get $6 drinks before or after the show!
Sunday March 17 (post-show)
After the performance you are welcome to stay and take part in our Q&A with some of the cast and/or creative team. Q&A’s are a chance for you to ask questions or just find out more about the play or the process of creating the work.
Relaxed Performance Sunday March 10th, March 17th & March 24th @ 2:00pm
These special performances are open to everyone, but the environment is specifically adapted to relax the tradition rules around silence, darkness, and stillness in the audience. They are designed to benefit individuals living with autism or sensory and communication disorders, parents with babes in arms, and anyone who would welcome a more relaxed environment at the theatre. Patrons are allowed to leave their seats and return to them in the middle of the show, the house lights are kept on at a dim setting, loud sound cues are toned down, special effects are explained before the show starts, and all cast and crew members are introduced at the top of the show.
Audio Described Performance Saturday March 23rd @ 2:00pm
Audio Described Performances offer partially sighted and blind patrons a companion piece to the shows delivered through an earpiece and a small receiver. The Audio Described Performance will outline the events happening on stage – including relevant sets, costumes, and non verbal actions – in a delivery style that matches the tone and presentation of the play. The scripts for the Audio Described Performance are developed in conjunction with the creative teams at Theatre Passe Muraille, with the goal of giving visually impaired audience members a more immersive experience.
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