An ‘Altar’ for a ‘ghost’ing on stage at the LSPU Hall

An ‘Altar’ for a ‘ghost’ing on stage at the LSPU Hall

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RCA Theatre is thrilled to announce Altar, their first Main Stage Production in the 2020-21 Season, starring Santiago Guzmán and directed by Meghan Greeley. A warm, witty, and moving work, Altar follows the story of Eugenio, his broken heart, and his path in trying to heal it. Eugenio has been in St. John’s less than a year, and he already has an ex-boyfriend who’s ghosted him – and he’s still not over it! Taking Día de Muertos (The Day of The Dead) and his father’s previous experience with paranormal activities as references, Eugenio sets up an altar (a central part of the Día de Muertos ritual) to summon his boyfriend’s ‘ghost’ to sort out the breakup once and for all. Will it be enough for Eugenio to forgive, forget, and love again?

Santiago Guzmán is a writer, performer, director and producer for theatre and film originally from Metepec, Mexico, now based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. He is the Artistic Director of TODOS Productions (NL), the Artistic Associate for Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (NS) and General Manager for Neighbourhood Dance Works (NL). He is a proud member of The Quilted Collective.

His work as a writer aims to put local, under-represented narratives and characters on the frontlines, whilst inviting audiences to appreciate the vibrancy of Newfoundland and Labrador from a diverse perspective.

His plays have been supported, developed and/or produced by theatre companies and festivals across the country, like TODOS Productions (NL), Resource Centre for the Arts Theatre Company (NL), Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (NL), Rising Tide Theatre (NL), Neighbourhood Dance Works (NL), Eastern Front Theatre (NS), Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (NS), Ship’s Theatre Company (NS), Page1 Theatre (NS), Boca Del Lupo (BC), Paprika Festival (ON), and the National Theatre School of Canada’s Art Apart Program (QC). Santiago’s work is very gay, very brown, and very real.

For dates and show times visit www.rcatheatre.ca

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Pam is the Managing Editor of The Newfoundland Herald. As the mother of two, she proudly writes about a life lived simply at home on 'The Rock.' When not interviewing or writing about NL's finest, Pam can be found spending her time in the great Newfoundland outdoors.

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