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Pinkolandia by Andrea Thome
Salvage Vanguard Theater
Austin , TX
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Pinkolandia by Andrea Thome
Salvage Vanguard Theater is proud to announce the first MADE IN SVT production of the 2013-2014 season: Pinkolandia by Andrea Thome, directed by Jenny Larson.

"I always thought it was solid,
the ground I walked on."

When two young sisters are exiled with their family from Chile to a bizarre Reagan-era Wisconsin, they are forced to retreat to an imaginary world to help uncover their family's past.

To guard herself from the unknown, 8-year old Gaby uses imagination and innocence to create her own identity in a fantasyland of talking polar bears and melting ice caps. While her 12-year old sister Beny desperately seeks answers from her parents about who she is and what happened in their past. But she is met with icy silence and growing distance as her parents arm themselves with anger and the will to forget. When Uncle Ignacio arrives, the entire family starts to feel the ice cracking beneath their feet and the truth bubbling to the top.  

Traversing through a fantasy world of glaciers, talking bears and Nazi-fighting revolutionaries, Pinkolandia shows us that when you lose your country and your past, you have to invent your own.

"I want to keep my soul.
I want to remember how to run
I want to remember that I am a bear."

"Ambitious and often beautiful new play. With a script by Andrea Thome that's both dreamlike and dramatic The payoffs are abundant here; the excitements and confusions of youth are palpable" The New York Times

Performances run October 17th thru November 2nd, 2013 at the Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd, Austin TX 78722:

October 17th-18th 8pm
October 20th 6pm
October 24th-26th at 8pm
October 30th 8pm
November 1st-2nd at 8pm

Tickets $10 online, and $15 at the door.All tickets are BY DONATION for STUDENTS (at the door only, or email for group/class reservations).

COMMUNITY TALK BACK EVENTS (following the performances): October 18th Featuring playwright Andrea Thome and Paloma Diaz, from the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. October 25th  Speakers to be announced.

Gricelda Silva, Elizabeth Bigger, Jude Hickey, Martinique Duchene-Phillips, Rupert Reyes, and Robert Pierson

Graham Reynolds- Original Score, Erin Meyer Shadow and Video, Leilah Stewart- Set, Steven Shirey- Lights, Jessica Gilzow- Costumes

PINKOLANDIA is part of the Lark Play Development Center's Launching New Plays into the Repertoire Fellowship. As part of the LNP initiative the piece premiered at INTAR in NY and will have productions at Two River Theatre, NJ and 16th Street Theater, Chicago. This initiative is made possible with leadership support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information visit

Visit  or contact Jenny Larson for more information: 512-474-7886 or



Salvage Vanguard Theater (View)
2803 E Manor Rd
Austin , TX 78722
United States

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Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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