FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: June 16, 2008
BORDERLANDS THEATER ANNOUNCES ITS 08/09 SEASON: RECREATING STOLEN DREAMS/RECREANDO SUEÑOS ROBADOS.
Borderlands Theater’s 23th Season brings Latino plays from Argentina and Mexico brimming with passion, and bittersweet humor alongside a traditional family classic.
by Mario Diament
“Stunning…brilliant…a tapestry of ideas, passions, and humor, all expertly entwined, a theatrical tour de force…”
-Miami New Times
Blind Date is a story of passions hatching in an intricate labyrinth of chance encounters. Inspired by the literary world of the great Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges—who explored the illusion of time and space and ventured into parallel worlds long before quantum mechanics became fashionable—Blind Date works like a puzzle whose pieces come together at the end of the play. The central character, a blind writer, becomes unwittingly entangled in the personal lives of four people with consequences for all involved.
October 9-19, 2008, Zuzi’s Theater, 738 N Fifth Ave
A Tucson Pastorela
by Max Branscomb
“...sweet and heartfelt...”
-Arizona Daily Star
A family tradition back for the 13th year!
Join the Shepherds, Sheep and Dog on their trek to Bethlehem to witness the birth of the Baby Jesus. Follow the shining Estrella on a magic journey fraught with temptation and mortal danger, sneaky devils and glorious Archangels. Beautiful Christmas carols in English and Spanish accompanied by Gertie and the T.O. Boyz Waila band. Piñatas for the little ones.
December 11-21, 2008, Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S Church
Our Dad is in Atlantis/ Papá está en la Atlántida
by/de Javier Malpica
Translated by Jorge Ignacio Cortinas
This Award winning play (Premio Nacional de Dramaturgia "Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda" 2005) takes us to the world of two Mexican boys, eleven and eight. Abandoned by their father who crossed the border in search of a better life, the motherless boys stay under the care of their relatives until they decide to go in search of their father in the “Land of Plenty.”
Obra ganadora del Premio Nacional de Dramaturgia "Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda" 2005. Esta obra "de frontera" nos transporta a la visión de dos niños, uno de once y otro de ocho, abandonados por su padre, quien cruzó la frontera para encontrar una mejor opción de supervivencia. Los hermanos huérfanos de madre, se quedan al cuidado de la abuela y luego de los tíos; así pasando de mano en mano hasta que el destino los lleva a un desenlace trágico.
March 5-22, 2009, Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S Sixth Ave
Other Borderlands events:
The Border Playwrights Program, in association with the National New Play Network (of which Borderlands is a founding member) this program commissions, develops and produces new plays through scheduled workshops and staged readings.
Stands in Circle New Play Development: A new play commissioned by Borderlands Theater which explores the Native American border communities.
The Folklore Youth Project , a special duet presentation featuring the Coyote and Culebra Youth Project and Javelino Ballerino written by Toni Press-Coffman and conceived by MAribel Alvarez, Toni-Press-Coffman, Eva Tessler and Alida Wilson-Gunn with the support of James Griffith.
Post-production panels, special events and community collaborations!
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