The cold weather made for a perfect mood, as bundled up audiences witnessed small and profound snapshots within the lives of others. The stories unfold in real time, addressing important human questions of love, purpose, and self. The inner thoughts and private narratives are displayed on screens in each scene. From the street, the public is permitted to peer inside shop windows, up to balconies, or watch from the street corner as nine private moments unfold.
In sum, the experience runs just over an hour in length. The audience is free to come and go as they please and enjoy the plays in whichever order they prefer. Members of the Push Festival are available throughout the evening to provide any extra insight or assistance.
La Marea, originally conceived of by Argentinian Mariano Pensotti, was put on this year by Boca del Lupo, in collaboration with collaboration Langara's Studio 58, SFU's School for Contemporary Arts, SFU Woodwards, Theatre at UBC, and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
This experimental theatre is truly original and moving – an event like no other. Be sure not the miss La Marea.
January 18-22, 2011, 7pm-9pm
On the zero-hundred block of Water Street in Gastown (between Abbott St and Carrall St)
FREE and OUTDOORS. Please dress for the weather.
For more information, please visit http://www.bocadellupo.com