Many theatregoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn “stage left” at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with today’s Groupon for one ticket to a show at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Choose from the following options:
- For $16, you get one general admission ticket to see Amarillo at the Fei & Milton Wong Theatre at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on Wednesday, January 18, at 8 p.m. (a $32 value). Performances will be in Spanish with English subtitles.
- For $17, you get one general admission ticket to see The Idiot at the Frederic Wood Theatre on Tuesday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m. (a $34 value).
- For $16, you get one general admission ticket to see El pasado es un animal grotesco at the Fei & Milton Wong Theatre at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on Thursday, February 2, at 8 p.m. (a $32 value). Performances are in Spanish with English subtitles.<p>
Running for three weeks every January and February, the PuSh Festival brings more than 100 performances and events to Vancouver and showcases new and innovative theatrical pieces. Performed by award-winning Mexican touring ensemble Teatro Linea de Sombra, Amarillo weaves a mesmerizing tale of a lost man travelling between Mexico and Amarillo, Texas. The performance makes use of multimedia imagery to add dimension and keep audiences from becoming distracted by neighbouring gum chewers or compulsive aria singers. The Idiot, one of Vancouver magazine’s entertainment picks, presents Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s acclaimed novel in a musical format, produced by Neworld Theatre and Vancouver Moving Theatre. The play tells the story of the preternaturally good-willed Prince Myshkin and the chaos he unleashes on the circles of Russian society. Performed on a slowly rotating stage, El pasado es un animal grotesco —Spanish for “the past is a grotesque animal”—follows the lives of four young Argentineans. Taking place across a ten-year span, the show demonstrates how the characters enter adulthood while dealing with both their country’s economic crisis and the need to crisply project everything they say.
Presented in partnership with SFU Woodward’s, Amarillo and El pasado es un animal grotesco takes place within the Fei & Milton Wong Theatre at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts’ intimate, 440-seat space. The Theatre at UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre hosts The Idiot on a proscenium stage, which hides quick scene changes and sentient shepherd’s crooks in its wings.