Electric Company Theatre (Canada) in Association with Vancouver Civic Theatres and PTC.

Anywhere But Here

Feb 4–8, 11–15

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Anywhere But Here performance


“A marvelous machine of creativity”

The Globe and Mail

From North to South, a family reverses the refugee’s path in this darkly humorous vision of exile. The action is set in 1979, along the border between the US and Mexico. There, a father and his two daughters drive in a chrome convertible. They’re returning to Chile from Canada, and as they travel, visions of the past and future surround them. Their encounters with people crossing—and guarding—the border range from the poignant to the comical to the fantastical, and the audience is privileged to their internal journeys as individuals as well as their external journey as a family unit.

Inventively staged, inflected by magic realism and boasting stunts, a terrific musical score and two rap tracks by Shad Kabango, Anywhere but Here pulls out all the stops in its portrayal of a Latinx family and its hopes, fears and fantasies. It’s a feverish commentary on the power of the state and the condition of statelessness, and as such it carries a special resonance today.


600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver


February 4–8
February 8
February 11-14
February 15
Post-Show Talkbacks: Feb 7, 12 (12pm), 13
Pre-Show Conversations: Feb 6, 11, 14
190 mins, with intermission



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Content Note: Includes use of smoke/haze and flashing lights.


WRITER Carmen Aguirre RAPS CREATED WITH Shad Kabango DIRECTOR Juliette Carillo DRAMATURG Heidi Taylor COMPOSER, MUSIC DIRECTOR Joelysa Pankanea SCENIC DESIGNER Christopher Acebo COSTUME DESIGNER Carmen Alatorre LIGHTING DESIGNER Itai Erdal SOUND DESIGNER Eli Haligua PROJECTION DESIGNER Candelario Andrade ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Pedro Chamale CAST Augusto Bitter, Alen Dominguez, Alexandra Lainfiesta, Shawn Lall, Nadeem Phillip, Christine Quintana, Michelle Rios, AJ Simmons, Manuela Sosa STAGE MANAGER Joanne PB Smith ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Rebecca Mulvihill ARTISTIC PRODUCER Clayton Baraniuk PRODUCTION MANAGER Adrian Muir

PRODUCED BY Electric Company Theatre in association with Playwrights Theatre Centre SUPPORTED BY the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the Province of BC, the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Civic Theatres, Hamber Foundation and McLean Foundation ORIGINALLY WORKSHOPPED BY Playwrights Theatre Centre, Rice and Beans, November Theatre and Banff Playwrights Lab

and Patrons