Boom Arts Presents Silencio Blanco

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CHIFLÓN: EL SILENCIO DEL CARBÓN (The Silence of Coal)
Created & performed by Silencio Blanco (Chile)
Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30pm & Thursday, March 9 at 7:30pm
Free & open to the public - seating extremely limited.
RESERVE free tickets at http://www.boomarts.org/

"An homage to coal miners...an incentive for the memory and history of our country... artistically and socially delicate and feelingful." Diario La Nación, Chile

Internationally acclaimed Chilean puppet theatre company Silencio Blanco performs their deeply moving, hauntingly gorgeous puppet play about a Chilean miner and his wife. For 60 spellbinding minutes, watch as Silencio Blanco’s perfectly crafted, faceless white papier mâché puppets wordlessly navigate their tiny, simply and beautifully rendered world. Chiflón, based on a novella and developed through the company’s residency in the Chilean mining village of Lota, is a modern tragedy: a fable about hope, loss, and love, set in a contemporary context of poverty, risk, and exploitation.

Free public programs:
An Evening with Silencio Blanco at Central Library, Monday March 6th at 6:30pm
Taller de títeres con Silencio Blanco (en español) para toda la familia, at Centro Cultural of Washington County, Tuesday March 7th at 6:30pm

Boom Arts’ presentation of Silencio Blanco is sponsored by Harold Goldstein & Carol Streeter and presented in partnership with Reed College and Department of Theatre and with support from Reed’s Division of Literature and Languages, Department of English, and Office of the Dean. Tour support for Silencio Blanco’s Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional touring support is made possible in part by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile/National Council of Culture and the Arts, and the Performing Americas program of the National Performance Network with funding provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Boom Arts' Spring International Series is supported by the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. Boom Arts' 2016-2017 Season is made possible by season sponsor Ronni Lacroute, members of the Boom Arts Board and Founding Circle as well as many other donors, and the Collins Foundation.
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