firehall arts centre

March 18 – April 1 |Firehall Arts Centre| 280 E. Cordova
Opening Night: March 22 at 8pm
Previews: March 18, 8pm | March 19, 3pm | March 21, 7pm | March 22, 1pm
Performance Times: Tues, 7pm | Wed-Fri, 8pm | Sat, 4pm & 8pm | Sun, 3pm | Wed, 1pm PWYC (March 22 & 29 only)
Tickets: From $23 at | 604.689.0926
Post Show Talkback: March 23 & 30

“An important, powerful, and eye-opening play” – Halifax Chronicle Herald

(Vancouver, BC) – The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce and present Mary Vingoe’s Refuge from Saturday, March 18 to Saturday, April 1st, 2017.

Based on the award-winning CBC Radio documentary “Habtom’s Path”, Refuge tells the emotionally riveting story of Eritrean army deserter Ayinom Zerisenai who has landed in Nova Scotia, where his mother already has refugee status. But even as Ayinom’s plight wins the support of immigration lawyer Saul Ackman, questions about his past actions – and his current enigmatic behaviour – begin to haunt Pamela who has taken him under her roof. Could she and her husband be harbouring a legitimate refugee – or a terrorist?

Written by Mary Vingoe and directed by The Firehall Arts Centre’s Donna Spencer, Refuge is a provocative story of the pitfalls of seeking sanctuary in today’s suspicious world.

Refuge is written by Mary Vingoe
Directed by:  Donna Spencer
Featuring:  Aadin Church, Nicola Lipman, Robert Moloney, Angela Moore, Sangeeta Wylie, & Frank Zotter
Set & Lighting Design by:  Lauchlin Johnston
Costumes by:  Inez Ortez

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About the Firehall Arts Centre:
“Opening doors through the arts in celebration of the Canadian experience.”