Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Tucson: Borderlands Theatre 2006-2007 Season

Borderlands Theatre 2006-2007 Season
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La Sangre Llama by Toni Press-Coffman
(Staged Reading with Original Music)
A new play with original music composed by San Francisco based composer Will
Hammond, Jr., that intertwines the magical world of Afro-Caribbean Santeria
with the everyday life of a Latino family.
August 21, 7 pm Southside Presbyterian Church.

Ice Breakers by David Rambo
(Staged Reading)
Set in northern Arizona, a young PhD student on the verge of a momentous
discovery on global warming seeks an ally in a disgraced genius. Cold
science gives way to warm emotion, leading them to reveal the passions and
demons that drive their quests.
Mid October. Venue TBA.

by Evangeline Ordaz
(Developmental Production)
A new play that examines the intersection of human lives and experiences in
our border region. What happens when migrants, ranchers, Native Americans
and Samaritan groups encounter one another? A sharp commentary on the
irrelevance of the law versus fundamental human needs. An original drama
inspired by interviews and stories of local residents who struggle with
these critical issues. Mid-September. Three performances at three venues

GAYTINO! Dan Guerrero
Mariachi to Merman. Sondheim to Cesar Chavez. A journey in story and song
from East LA in the 1950s to New York's Great White Way in the 60s and 70s
and back to Hollywood. Funny stories and not so funny stories. Show tunes
and cancíones en español. Self-discovery, self-identity and acceptance are
the universal themes in this 90-minute solo play with music that is witty,
poignant and all true. A father/son relationship (Dan is the son of the
legendary Lalo Guerrero) and a treasured boyhood friendship drive the piece
through decades of Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique
perspective. October 27 & 29. Leo Rich Theatre, 7:30 pm. In collaboration
with the Puro Mexicano Film Festival.

A TUCSON PASTORELA by Toni Press-Coffman
An all time favorite for the 11th year. The incredible and wacky adventures
of the Shepherds, Sheep and Dog on their trek to Bethlehem to witness the
birth of the Baby Jesus. Featuring sneaky Devils and shinning Archangels in
a new script by our own Toni Press-Coffman. Live waila music and piñatas for
the little ones. December 8-17. Leo Rich Theater.

Hippie Mexicana by Evangeline Ordaz
Arizona 1972. On a small farm at the intersection of two prehistoric canals,
the Rios extended family is "digging" the remnants of the Age of Aquarius.
An unexpected archeological finding in their backyard unleashes a series of
momentous events that transforms their "laid-back" lifestyle forever. April
6-22. Beowulf Alley Theater.

Earthquake Chica by Anne Garcia-Romero
A hilarious play about wild and kooky Esmeralda and socially challenged
accountant Sam Reyes as they recover their cultural heritage in search of a
shared life. June. Beowulf Alley Theatre.
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