Almost Live | Mala

Wednesday Sep 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm Pacific Time via Zoom

VocalEye and the Arts Club Theatre have been working together to make theatre more accessible for audience members who are blind and partially sighted since 2010. We’re thrilled to share another full season of Arts Club audio plays with our Almost Live audiences.

What do we do for those we love? “I’m not Mala,” says the narrator of this powerful and irreverent one-woman show. She is doing the best she can—raising her daughter, working, walking the dog, getting dinner on the table, caring for her increasingly frail and irascible mother—all while longing wistfully for one perfect clementine.

What does it mean to be good? Mala’s candid and ultimately cathartic exploration of family bonds creates space for contemplation and provides a message of resilience and optimism. In this exquisitely resonant story, a child of immigrants grapples with the universal experience of supporting the people we love, questioning how far must we go, and for how long.

Starring Carmen Aguirre, who will join us for conversation and Q and A.

Plot Synopsis (with spoilers!)

The VocalEye virtual lobby opens at 6:30 pm Pacific Time for some socializing and community updates with host Amy Amantea. The pre-show introduction will begin at 6:45 pm with Amy and special guest, Carmen Aguirre. The show begins at 7 pm with a running time of approximately 80 minutes, followed by conversation, Q and A and a prize draw. 

If you’ve never attended a VocalEye Almost Live Zoom event before, you can register for just one event or sign up for the full season. A Zoom link and reminder will be sent to you on the day of the event. Almost Live events are designed for people with sight loss, but everyone is welcome. 

Register here or call 604-364-5949

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Carmen Aguirre has written and co-written twenty-five plays. Her first memoir, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won CBC Canada Reads 2012 and is a #1 national bestseller. Her second memoir, Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution, was a finalist for the 2017 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, is a Globe and Mail bestseller and a National Post and CBC best book of 2016. Carmen is a graduate of the prestigious theatre training program Studio 58.