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2012 PuSh Festival Sneak Peek

October 17, 2011

2012 PuSh Festival Sneak Peek
We here at PuSh are brimming with excitement. Bursting at the seams, even. We can’t wait to tell you about our 2012 lineup…but our lips are (mostly) sealed until our official launch on November 3rd.

In the meantime, we can give you a sneak peek at some of what you can expect from PuSh January 17- February 4, 2012:

– 19 days, 14 venues, over 100 performances and events.
– 16 Main Series Shows
– 3 weeks of Club PuSh
– Work from 9 Countries: Mexico, Canada, England, Spain, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, Argentina, The Netherlands

The cat’s out of the bag with some of our partnered shows, so it’s our pleasure to give you a taste of what’s to come by highlighting a few of those productions here.

Almighty Voice and His Wife
Native Earth Performing Arts (Toronto, Canada)
Presented with Touchstone Theatre and Pi Theatre

 Feb 1-4, Waterfront Theatre. 8PM, Matinee Feb 4 4PM.
First Nations playwright Daniel David Moses tells the story of a Cree man arrested for killing a cow without a license, and the ensuing manhunt that gives rise to his status as a martyr and a legend.

Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata
Bill Richardson & Veda Hille (Vancouver, Canada)
Presented with the Arts Club Theatre Company

Jan 19-Feb 11, Arts Club Revue Stage. 8PM (Tues 7:30PM), Matinee Wed & Sat 2PM, No show Sun.
Your personal ads, set to music! Irregular hats for cats, mounted lobsters, autographed copies of the Bible: this new work explores what humanity has to offer and turns it into sidesplitting musical fare.

Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca
Noche Flamenca (Madrid, Spain)
Presented with the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Jan 21, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. 8PM
Spain’s most treasured flamenco group, hailed for its raw and deeply emotional performances of virtuosic guitar, cathartic song and spectacular dance.

The attendance at last year’s festival was an impressive 24,439. We look forward to seeing you all again.