Absence / El Ausente!
In Absence/El Ausente, Pablo migrates from Mexico City to the USA leaving his elderly parents to care for his wife and two children. El Ausente / Absence uses subtle humor, a genre seldom used in plays about migration, to explore the question of what happens to those left behind.
A Universal Story of "Staying" El Ausente / Absence rings with an urgency to be told now. While stories of deportation and the consequent break up of families fill today's headlines, less consideration goes to the other side of that equation - the broken family structure left behind when migrants leave home. The ancient ritual of the "hero's journey," an outward journey of the physical world, is a familiar one. Rascón-Banda's depiction of the interior, psychological journey of those who stay is well worth telling.... and watching.
Presented in Caridad Svich's captivating English translation along with four special performances in Rascón-Banda's original Spanish text, this production marks the third play by Victor Hugo Rascón Banda that Borderlands has produced.
February 12th- February 28th 2015
Performances are in English except for 2/14, 2/22
and Student Matinee on 2/19.
En Español 2/14, 2/22 y para los estudiantes el 2/19.
ZUZI'S Theater, 738 N. 5th Ave.
2/12- Preview- 7:30 pm (HALF OFF! All tickets $12)
2/13- Opening Night Celebration. With postres plus meet and greet the actors. 7:30 pm
2/14- Spanish performance. 7:30 pm
2/15- Matinee. 2 pm
2/19- Student Matinee. 10am Spanish Performance
2/19- Regular Performance. 7:30 pm
2/20- Regular Performance. 7:30 pm
2/21- Regular Performance. 7:30 pm
2/22- Spanish performance. 2 pm
Opening Night $24, General $20, Senior $17, Student $14 (group rates and various discounts available)
Please call the Borderlands Box Office (520)-882-7406 to make your reservations.
CENTER FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE- 225 E 26th St.
2/27 & 2/28 SPANISH PERFORMANCES / ACTUACIONES EN ESPAÑOL 7:30 pm.
Donations Accepted / Donaciones Aceptadas.
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