Written and performed by Carmen Aguirre (author of Something Fierce, winner of 2012 Canada Reads)
Directed by Brian Quirt

No Latecomers
90 minutes, No intermission
Contains mature content

Blue Box is performed by award-winning Canadian television and theatre performer Carmen Aguirre, with direction by Brian Quirt.  This funny, sexual and deeply political one-woman show is an intimate and sensual story of love, lust and revolution set in Chile, Los Angeles and Vancouver.  Blue Box weaves together two stories: one from Carmen’s underground work in the 1980s Chilean resistance movement; the other of a passionate and complicated relationship with a charismatic Chicano actor – each exploring how to get what we want when no one wants us to get it.  It’s a story of terror, romance, fear and sexual frustration that takes us from the dangerous mountain passes of Chile to the dangerous roller coasters of Hollywood, from her passionate love affair with a TV star, to her passionate love for the revolutionary political movement that strove to free and change an entire nation. All this and salsa dancing too.

"Aguirre has afforded us with an adventure. It would be unwise to pass it up." – Apartment 613

"She's able to easily enthrall you and draw you into her saucy sexy-time story for the full eighty-minute-run-time of the show.”-Production Ottawa

Reviews: 

Blue Box is impressive on its own terms - Georgia Straight (Vancouver)

Playwright Carmen Aguirre not trying to cause a stir - Calgary Herald

REVIEW: Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box - Production Ottawa

Interview with Carmen Aguirre:

 

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