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When the Sun Comes Out at the Queer Arts Festival
Vancouver, BC
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When the Sun Comes Out at the Queer Arts Festival
3 shows: August 5, 7 & 9 7:30pm.
$30 in advance, $35 at the door. $10 surcharge for passholders.

When the Sun Comes Out is the world premiere of Canada's first lesbian opera, commissioned by QAF. This ground-breaking new work is written by composer Leslie Uyeda and poet Rachel Rose, and directed by James Fagan Tait.

Co-presented by The Powell Street Festival
Community Partners: Vancouver Opera & Rainbow Refugee

A story of forbidden love, divided loyalties and culture clash, the opera explores the oppression that queers face, and the risks they take, in nations where homosexuality is illegal. This piece was greeted with a standing ovation at last year's sold-out workshop performance.

Set in an imaginary country called Fundamentalia, a country where violation of gender roles is punishable by death, When the Sun Comes Out is the story of a love affair between two women, Lilah, a young, sheltered and wealthy married mother, and Solana, a gender outlaw and rebellious outsider just passing through  as she's passed through so many other countries in her restless, futile quest for happiness. In a land where love between women is punishable by death, Lilah and Solana fall in love  but their affair is discovered by Lilah's enraged and unpredictable husband, Javan.

Solana - Teiya Kasahara
Lilah - Julia Morgan
Javan - Aaron Durand

ASL interpretation is confirmed for Mon. August 5 performance, followed by opening night reception.

Post-show talkback confirmed for Wed. August 7. It will be moderated by Juno-nominated composer Jeffrey Ryan, and will feature the cast and creative team of When the Sun Comes Out and a representative from Rainbow Refugee, who can answer questions about rights and oppression for queers internationally.

The Fri. August 9 performance will be immediately followed by a post-performance reception in the Exhibition Hall, the closing party of the 2013 Queer Arts Festival! Please stay and join us.

Bar opens at 6:30 come early, mingle, and take in the curated art exhibition TransgressionNow.

When the Sun Comes Out is generously supported by:

The Vancouver Foundation
The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
Vancouver Opera
BC Arts Council
Canada Council for the Arts
The Powell Street Festival
The Hamber Foundation

Please check out our other fabulous ticketed events and find our workshops and forums on queerartsfestival.com.

Pride in Art is registered as a not for profit society in BC. We now have charitable status, and will issue tax receipts for all donations of $20 or more. To donate online, please visit our donation page.


Roundhouse (View)
181 Roundhouse Mews (at Davie/Pacific)
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3


Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Music > Classical
Other > Festivals
Social > LGBT

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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