A Puente Theatre & Firehall Arts Centre co-production
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Victoria: Nov 14th -16th Metro StudioVancouver: Nov 21th - Dec 14th Firehall Arts Centre
Puente Theatre & The Firehall Arts Centre present

“Fado, The Saddest Music in the World”

Written by Elaine Ávila
Directed by Mercedes Bátiz-Benét

Acclaimed Portuguese-Canadian playwright Elaine Ávila’s new play, FADO, is a tale of love and ghosts set in the back alleys and brothels of old Lisbon. Part concert, part theatre, the story of a young woman confronting her country’s Fascist past and her own identity is interwoven with the heartbreaking national music of Portugal known as Fado, which means “fate.”

The hit of the Victoria Fringe in 2018, Fado won the Award for Favourite Musical, with BC’s own beloved Sara Marreiros playing the ghost of Amália Rodrigues, the queen of Fado.

“…resonates and pulls at heartstrings in inexpressible ways.  Fado is another triumph for Mercedes Bátiz-Benét and Puente Theatre.”  

~ Janice Lacouvée

Fado is a triumph.  Its raw emotion echoes long after the final notes are sung.” 

~ Showbill Canada

Victoria – Metro Studio Theatre

November 14th – 8:00 PM
November 15th – 8:00PM
November 16th – 2:00 PM
November 16th – 8:00 PM

Vancouver – Firehall Arts Centre

November 21st – 7:30 PM
November 22nd – 8:00 PM
November 23rd – 8:00 PM
November 24th – 3:00 PM
November 26th – 7:30 PM
November 27th – 1:00 PM
November 27th – 7:30 PM
November 28th – 7:30 PM
December 1st – 3:00 PM
December 3rd – 7:30 PM
December 4th – 1:00 PM
December 4th – 7:30 PM
November 29th – 8:00 PM
November 30th – 8:00 PM
December 5th – 7:30 PM
December 6th – 8:00 PM
December 7th – 8:00 PM
December 8th – 3:00 PM
December 10th – 7:30 PM
December 11th – 1:00 PM
December 11th – 7:30 PM
December 12th – 7:30 PM
December 13th – 8:00 PM
December 14th – 8:00 PM

Puente Theatre
643 Cornwall Street
Victoria, BC
V8V 4L2

Artistic Director
Mercedes Bátiz-Benét

General Manger
Judd Palmer