Firehall Arts Centre Presents FADO – The Saddest Music in the World

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  • FADO – The Saddest Music in the World

    Nov. 21 – Dec. 14
    Firehall Arts Centre
    280 East Cordova St
    Vancouver, BC

    Tues – Thurs @ 7:30pm | Fri – Sat @ 8pm | Sun @ 3pm | Wed @ 1pm (PWYC)

    WRITTEN BY ELAINE ÁVILA, DIRECTED BY MERCEDES BÁTIZ-BENÉT, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC BY FADO SINGER SARA MARREIROS

    “…resonates and pulls at heartstrings in inexpressible ways.  Fado is another triumph for Mercedes Bátiz-Benét and Puente Theatre.” – Janice Lacouvée

    Fado is a triumph.  Its raw emotion echoes long after the final notes are sung.” – Showbill Canada

    Acclaimed Portuguese-Canadian playwright Elaine Ávila’s new play, FADO, is a tale of love and ghosts set in the back alleys and brothels of old Lisbon.  Part concert, part theatre, the story of a young woman confronting her country’s Fascist past and her own identity is interwoven with the heartbreaking national music of Portugal known as Fado, which means “fate.”

    The hit of the Victoria Fringe in 2018, Fado won the Award for Favourite Musical, with BC’s own beloved Sara Marreiros playing the ghost of Amália Rodrigues, the queen of Fado.

    Written by: Elaine Ávila
    Directed by: Mercedes Bátiz-Benét
    Performances by: Sara Marreiros, Natasha Napoleao, Lucia Frangione, Judd Palmer, Pedro Siqueira, Chris Perrins , and Dan Weisenberger
    Stage Management by: Emma Dickerson
    Costume & Set Design by: Patricia Reilly
    Lighting Design by: Emma Dickerson
    Sound Design by: Aidan Dunsmuir

    Tickets available at tickets.firehallartscentre.ca or by calling the box office at 604.689.0926

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