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ISF2016: Border Crossings July 13 (Vancouver)
Wed, 13 July 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Sales Have Ended
Sales Have Ended
with Veena Sood, Mohamed Assani, and Karim Alrawi
“Our sojourn in this universe is so fleeting and so perilous that the story of anyone’s struggle to survive is astonishing and poignant: we’ve all triumphed, been losers, been cowards, been heroic, desperate; terrified, bereft, loved, suicidal, ecstatic.” – Keith Johnstone
Revelations, childhood memories, triumphs, failures, secrets, heartbreaks, borders crossed… ‘Border Crossings’ is a theatre experience unlike any other.
In this highly personal and intimate show, our remarkable guests allow improv actors to act out key moments of their lives in front of a live audience. Backed up by a musical trio who will create the soundtrack to this amazing experience, the purpose of ‘Border Crossings’ is to honour the guest and to support the audience to enter the emotional territory of their life.
The show is based on Truth be Told Theatre Company’s ‘The Life Game™’ and invites members of Vancouver’s South Asian immigrant communities to offer their life stories as material and inspiration for this live performance. The guest could be someone in the public eye or someone unknown, who is willing to share their life with our audience. Spend an evening immersed in a stranger’s life in a way that you have never experienced before.
There are two performances of ‘Border Crossings’ – one at the beautiful Ismaili Centre in Burnaby, and the second at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in downtown Vancouver. Each performance will feature a different set of guests, and be completely unique. Attend both for a richer experience!
This event has been made possible with the support of Canada Council for the Arts, BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) and SFU Woodwards.
Indian Summer Festival is made possible thanks to the wonderful support of:
Simon Fraser University (Founding Partner)
Heritage Canada, Province of BC, City of Vancouver (Government Partners)
CBC, Georgia Straight & Spice Radio (Premier Media Partners)
Are there services fees on top of the ticket price?
For your convenience our listed ticket prices include GST and all processing fees.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This event is an all ages event.
What is the refund policy for this event?
Refunds are not available.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No outside food or drink.
Is this event wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The main entrance, washrooms, and seating are is wheelchair accessible.
Will there be tickets available at the door?
While there may be some tickets available at the door, we recommend buying tickets in advance as many events do sell out. The box office will open at 6pm the day-of the event. Tickets at the door will be $25 while supplies last, available for purchase by cash or credit card.
Is there assigned seating?
Seating for this event is first-come first-served.