created by: Caity Quinn
Performed: June 2nd-8th at The Shop Theatre.
American Refugee is a burlesque tragicomedy of sex, love, and rock n’ roll set amidst the ruins of America. In this dystopian landscape, one girl dares to dream of a better world far away in the icy Canadian arctic. The last refuge of artists and philosophers in a world controlled by despotic corporations, this final frontier of untouched beauty becomes the only beacon of hope for Lulu, who finds her innocence increasingly threatened by the power-hungry and fame obsessed adults in her life. A chronicle of finding hope even in the darkest of times, American Refugee intertwines burlesque and opera with a powerful story of violence, love, and redemption to create a visceral in-your-face theatre experience.
Grace Fournier as burlesque queen and wannabe celeb Delilah Dunfey, Amy King as her young daughter Lulu, Justin Fortier as Jake Donovan, her former lover and a traumatized soldier home from the wars, and Edwin Perez as Max Cabrera, the sinister local drug lord and kingpin, out to use anyone and everyone on his climb to the top.
A Theatre Hera production in association with Nomad Theatre Project.