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On the Other Side of the Sea

by Jorgelina Cerritos

An Aluna Theatre Production

“I need something that says who I am.
Like what?
I don’t know… something.”

Two strangers meet on a lonely beach, not knowing that their futures depend on this encounter.

A fisherman with no name and a civil servant at her office desk oscillate between loneliness, memory, and reality on a journey towards human connection and renewal.

This powerful, minimalist drama celebrates courage, conviction, and life itself. Winner of the prestigious 2010 Casa de las Américas Prize for drama based in Havana, Cuba.

The production represents the first time Aluna will produce a work by a Latin American artist not residing in Canada. For over twenty years, Aluna has been producing new works from the TransAmerican diasporic artists who live here. We are thrilled to be producing a play from El Salvador. Although On the Other Side of the Sea was written over ten years ago, the disconnection, fragmentation and the characters’ urge for authenticity continues to resonate deeply today. This play offers a message of hope, and of daring – to throw yourself into the ocean to find new beginnings.


Directed by Soheil Parsa
Written by Jorgelina Cerritos
Translated from Spanish by Dr. Margaret Stanton and Anna Donko
Featuring Beatriz Pizano and Carlos Gonzalez-Vio
Scenography by Trevor Schwellnus
Sound Design by Thomas Ryder Payne
Costume Design by Niloufar Ziaee

February 7, 2024
to February 25, 2024

Tickets are (General Admission) Pay-What-You-Can-Afford (PWYCA) $20 | $30 | $60


Franco Boni Theatre

Performance Dates

Wednesday, February 7 – 7:30pm (Preview)
Thursday, February 8 – 7:30pm (Preview)
Friday, February 9 – 7:30pm (Preview)
Saturday, February 10 – 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Sunday, February 11 – 2:30pm
Tuesday, February 13 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 14 – 7:30pm
Thursday, February 15 – 7:30pm
Friday, February 16 – 7:30pm
Saturday, February 17 – 7:30pm
Sunday, February 18 – 2:30pm
Tuesday, February 20 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 21 – 7:30pm
Thursday, February 22 – 7:30pm
Friday, February 23 – 7:30pm
Saturday, February 24 – 7:30pm
Sunday, February 25 – 2:30pm (Closing Performance)
*Talk backs dates TBD

This performance is 75 to 90 minutes