Jan. 24-27, 2019
An Odd Stumble production in association with Imago Theatre
at Centaur Theatre
Elsewhere, written by a young Venezuelan-Canadian woman, is the story of six people’s lives – their hope, resilience, resistance and survival- amidst the chaos and absurdity of the Venezuelan crisis.
All seek a way to move forward, grasping at remnants of a life they once knew; a life irrevocably changed by scarcity, greed and corruption. The play points at the fragility of systems we put our trust in, while asking us to consider why a crisis is never a crisis when it is Elsewhere.
In Elsewhere, a Grandmother reflects on her past, a Beauty Queen wonders how to feed her children, a Cop questions the violence around him, a Homeless Man begs God for food, a Teenager risks his life to join the fight for freedom, and a Venezuelan-Canadian woman looks on from afar, struggling with what is happening in a country she calls home.
This play is current and vital. It incites awareness and conversation about the descent of “Latin America’s richest country” to “most dangerous country in the world.” Elsewhere reminds us that we must never turn a blind eye.
Cast: Joy Ross-Jones
Creative Team: Cristina Cugliandro (Director), Joel Gorrie (Sound Design), Amber Hood (Lighting Design), René Orea (Sound Design), Zachari Smith (Sound Design), HeatherEllen Strain (Stage Manager), Liv Wright (Set and Costume Design)