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Saturday October 30 2021 at 7:00 PM -0330
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Santiago Guzmán’s ALTAR focuses on themes of Cultural Diversity, Loss, Familial Relationships and 2SLGBTQQIA+ relationships. Eugenio is a queer young immigrant living in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. Less than a year has passed since his move from Mexico, but in that time, he experienced deep love and deeper heartbreak when his new boyfriend, Benjamin, inexplicably “ghosted” him. No, Benjamin isn’t dead; he just stopped calling and texting. And the thing is…Eugenio’s still not over it. Looking to the traditional Mexican holiday Día de Muertos (The Day of The Dead) and his father's previous experience with paranormal activities, Eugenio decides to build an altar (a central part of the Día de Muertos ritual) in the hopes that he will be able to summon his boyfriend’s ‘ghost’ to sort out the end of their relationship once and for all. Through the altar, Eugenio realizes that he has been something of a ghost himself to the loved ones he left behind in Mexico. Will setting up an altar be enough for Eugenio to forgive, forget, and love again? Or enough to help him heal the relationships with his friends and family far away?

All Performances of ALTAR at The LSPU Hall will start with an exciting curtain raiser, giving you a taste of the outstanding talent of local Indigenous, Black, and artists of colour curated by RCAT and TODOS Productions. Stay tuned to our social media channels for announcements and your chance to meet the performers of these opening acts, coming soon!

Photo by Ashley Harding

Venue

LSPU Hall
3 Victoria Street
St. John's NL A1C 3V2


Performance Notes

This is a Live Streamed Performance. Pre-show starts at 7pm.

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