Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box

You don’t want to miss Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box, onstage now at the Great Canadian Theatre Company. This show reveals Aguirre’s remarkable life as an underground revolutionary in Chile. It’s a story of terror, romance, and abandon that takes us from the dangerous mountain passes of Chile to the perilous roller coasters of Hollywood; from an ardent love affair with a TV star, to a passionate love for a revolution that strove to change an entire nation.

Funny, sexual, moving and deeply political, the show reveals a woman committed to a cause to which she would have sacrificed her life, and committed to a man who refused to sacrifice anything for anyone. The show has received such positive feedback because of Aguirre’s intimate, engaging, and refreshingly frank delivery of her story. It is a poetic and artfully paced performance.

Carmen Aguirre has been connecting with audiences across Canada since she performed Blue Box as a workshop for sold-out crowds at GCTC’s undercurrents festival last year. Carmen’s memoir, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won the 2012 CBC Canada Reads competition and spent six months on the best seller lists in Canada.

Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box runs January 15 to February 3 on the GCTC Main Stage at 300-1227 Wellington St. West.  Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, at 4 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Special Performances include Pay-What-You Can Sunday, January 20, at 2 p.m. Then, following the 8 p.m. show Friday, January 25, members of the creative team will be participating in a talkback with audience members. It’s a great chance to find out more about the play, the writing and what it’s like bringing your life to the stage.  Sunday, January 27, the Playtime Program offers a fun and enriching opportunity for children to exercise their creativity, while theatre-going parents get to enjoy a great GCTC matinee.

Tickets for Carmen Aguirre’s Blue Box are on sale now at the GCTC Box Office at 1233 Wellington St. West, at Holland Ave. Call 613 236-5196  and check

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