The Refugee Hotel
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Montréal QC H3W 1M7
A dark comedy about exile, love and the Canadian resettlement experience. Told from the point of view of a young woman looking back on her childhood, award-winning writer Carmen Aguirre poignantly chronicles the true story of a wave of Chilean refugees who are placed at a hotel in downtown Montreal in 1974, following the aftermath of the brutal Chilean coup d’état, one of the watershed moments of the Cold War.
While chronicling the true story of hundreds of thousands of Chileans who resettled across Canada and around the globe, The Refugee Hotel explores Canada’s ability to accept, support and embrace refugees as new citizens.
There will be talkbacks after every performance.