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Tropic of X
January 29 @ 7:30 pm
Presented by Imago Theatre at Centaur Theatre
In the polyglot Americas, leaning south:
a market of video arcades, old and new drugs,
Nescafe internet cafes, swift-changing political regimes,
Fluctuating currency, cheap sex for the tourist trade,
ex-bullrings turned into discos and hotels, white cars and bright
blue houses with peeling paint, fresh murals on ruined walls,
and a view of the limitless, dirty sea.
– Caridad Svich
Tropic of X, by Latinx playwright Caridad Svich, is the story of Maura and Mori, two street kid lovers and arcade freaks who live in a touristed wasteland at the end of the alphabet. Maura and Mauri’s love is mythic quicksilver hope, a medicine for the toxicity of a cruel and unrelenting world.
Maura and Mori, together with their friend Kiki, take refuge: in each other, in taunting tourists, in the next distraction, and in the chase of a consumerist dream, a numbing high, as they rage, seduce, and barter to survive the roaring tides of a place on the edge of collapse.
Sophie Gee, Director
EO Sharp, Set and Costume Designer
Sonoyo Nishikawa, Lighting Designer
Mariano Franco, Sound Designer
Isabel Faia, Stage Manager
Danna-Rae Evasiuk, Assistant Stage Manager
Arlen Aguayo Stewart
Victor Andres Trelles Turgeon
January 29 – February 8, 2020
$20 for preview performances on Jan. 29 & 30
$25 for adults
$20 for students/artists/seniors
Imago offers a Pay-What-You-Decide initiative to increase access to theatre for all
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