Date: March 13-16, 2019
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Our students work hard to become some of the best actors out there, and now’s your chance to see what our great talents can achieve after over a year of studies. In our first and second year, NIC Acting Conservatory students will be performing in a fully produced theatre production written by non-other-than one of Canada’s finest playwrights: Carmen Aguirre. This is where the acting student truly understands and gains command of the craft of acting. Don’t miss them in action. Come watch our 2nd Year Students take on Blue Box by Carmen Aguirre.
About Blue Box:
Six years after fleeing the 1973 military coup in Chile, eleven-year-old Carmen Aguirre and her family return to join the underground resistance. At eighteen, Carmen commits herself to the movement, running a safe house on the border between Chile and Argentina. Forfeiting her first marriage to the pressures of revolutionary life, and living with the ever-present fear of capture and torture, Carmen realizes the sacrifices she who unconditionally loves the cause must make.
Fifteen years later, in Los Angeles, Carmen once again unconditionally gives everything of herself – for love of a different kind. She begins a sexually passionate but emotionally impossible relationship with a handsome Chicano TV star whom she pursues as relentlessly as she herself was once hunted.
Emphasizing the tensions between these two modalities of loving, Aguirre’s sexy, fast-paced, and darkly comic monologue ultimately asks: Between the extremes of love for the political cause and love for another, how and where does one create space for self-love?
If you’d like to view this performance, please RSVP to [email protected]!
There are limited spots for all New Image College events, please be sure to RSVP so we can let you know if there is still availability. New Image College reserves the right to refuse entry.