Argentinean Director Lola Arias Brings Performance of Campo Minado/MINEFIELD to the Quick on January 26

Argentinean Director Lola Arias Brings Performance of Campo Minado/MINEFIELD to the Quick on January 26

stage scene from campo minado minefield

In this powerful theatre work, Argentinian and British veterans of the Falklands War travel decades back in time to reconstruct memories and reflect on their conflict.

Six actual Falklands/Malvinas War veterans who once faced each other on the battlefield now face each other on stage in Lola Arias’ theatre production, Campo Minado/MINEFIELD. Together, the veterans share memories, films, songs, and photos as they recall their collective war and the political figures who led them into it.

As described in the British newspaper, The Guardian, “It’s memory as a minefield that has fascinated Arias in so much of her work and which takes centre stage in this piece, which takes the men back in time and makes them consider recollections which have either become burnished through frequent retelling or have remained buried and unacknowledged.”

Rich with live-action projections, and told in both Spanish and English, the piece is staged on a film-set-turned-time-machine, where those who fought are teleported into the past to reconstruct their memories of the war and its aftermath. Soldier, veteran, human – these men have stories to share as they take us from the horrors of a past war to today’s uncertainties, with brutal honesty and startling humor.

Lola Arias is a writer, director, actress, songwriter, and a leading voice in Argentinian theatre. Her productions play with the overlap between reality and fiction. The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University will present Campo Minado/MINEFIELD on January 26, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

In order to give more context to Arias’ work, The Quick will be collaborating with on- and off-campus partners to present two additional events in the week leading up to the Jan. 26 theatre production:

Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. – Film Screening of Theatre of War at Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC)

Theatre of War playfully switches between reality and fiction, spontaneity and acting, to tell the story of how the six Falklands/Malvinas War veterans came together to make the film, and ultimately create the theatre piece. Tickets for the film screening at FTC are $10, and free for veterans. To purchase tickets, visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org.

Thursday, January 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Seminar: “Conversations in Global Humanities” at the Quick Center

The “Conversations in Global Humanities” seminar will be led by faculty liaison Jerelyn M. Johnson, PhD, associate professor of modern languages & literatures, and associate director of the Humanities Institute. The panel discussion will feature veterans and cast members of Campo Minado / MINEFIELD, as well as esteemed Fairfield University faculty members  Sonya Huber and Sunil Purushotham. The event is free and open to the public. To reserve seats visit www.quickcenter.com or contact the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010.

Campo Minado / MINEFIELD, written and directed by Lola Arias, is sponsored by Moffly Media with support by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and the British Council. Tickets for the Quick Center performance on Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. are $25, $15 for Quick Members, and $5 for students. Veterans can receive tickets for free by contacting the Quick Center Box Office. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Campo Minado/MINEFIELD

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 8 p.m.
Location:

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Rd.
Fairfield, CT

Additional Details:

Tickets for the Quick Center performance on Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m. are $25, $15 for Quick Members, and $5 for students. Veterans can receive tickets for free by contacting the Quick Center Box Office. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Film Screening: Theatre of War

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location:

Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC)
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT

Additional Details:

Tickets for the film screening at FTC are $10, and free for veterans. To purchase tickets, visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org.

Seminar: “Conversations in Global Humanities”

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location:

Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT

Additional Details:

The event is free and open to the public. To reserve seats visit www.quickcenter.com or contact the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010.

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