The Emigrants
March 1 – 3, 2024

by Marketing & Publicity Manager

March 1 – 3, 2024

$34 / $27 / $22

This show is approximately 60 minutes long with no intermission.

The Emigrants, by acclaimed Polish playwright Sławomir Mrożek and translated by Henry Beissel, focuses on the struggles of migrants, tackling themes of uprootedness, disorientation, discrimination and the loss of personal dignity. The story follows two characters living in a windowless basement in an unnamed democratic country, navigating challenges and grappling with their identities. One dreams of literary greatness, aspiring to write an incredible book, while the other yearns to return to his homeland with hard-earned savings for a better life for his family. On a transformative New Year’s Eve, they engage in a riveting battle of hopes and realities, grappling with the complexities and dilemmas many immigrants face. Witness their journey as they strive to balance their dreams with the practicalities of life.

Funny, tragic and provocative, The Emigrants prompts reflection on the challenges of migration, from economic necessity to the quest for freedom.

Ages: 14+

Sunday, March 3rd’s performance of The Emigrants will be presented with ASL interpretation. If you require ASL interpretation, please select the allocated seats marked in teal when booking your tickets.

A Exact Resemblance Production
Co-Presented by Blackout Art Society and Presentation House Theatre

The Emigrants is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

The Emigrants
By Slawomir Mrozek
Translated by Henry Beissel

Directed by Cristiana Ripeanu

Featuring performances by Akshaya Pattanayak and Jacob Machin

Sound Design by Kate Chan

A Exact Resemblance Production
Co-Presented by Blackout Art Society and Presentation House Theatre

The Emigrants is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

March 1 – 3, 2024

Friday, March 1 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 2 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 3 – 2:00 PM*

*Sunday, March 3rd’s performance of The Emigrants will be presented with ASL interpretation. If you require ASL interpretation, please select the allocated seats marked in teal when booking your tickets.

SHOW ADVISORY: The Emigrants is a dark comedy which explores hardships surrounding immigration, tackling themes of racism, slavery, and suicide. Includes strong language. If you have any accessibility needs, please reach out to our Box Office at boxoffice@phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474.

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