Monday, March 12, 2018

Borderlands Theater presents The Mermaid Hour -- 2 for 1 Tickets


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Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 4:28 PM
Subject: The Mermaid Hour opens this week!


2 for 1 Tickets to The Mermaid Hour!



The National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of 

The Mermaid Hour 


By David Valdes Greenwood

Directed by Glen Coffman


March 15- April 1

Wed-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 2pm

(no Wednesday performance during first week of run)

Wednesday March 21 Pay what you will $13-40

Tickets: Students $16, Senior $22, Adult $27


2 for 1 TICKETS! (limited amount available for ALL SHOWS!) 

First come first served! 

Get them fast! Use Code FRIENDS



Temple of Music and Art

330 S Scott St.

Tucson, AZ 85701


For Pilar and Bird, navigating their tween daughter Violet's transition is tricky as they juggle not only their own opposing parenting styles, but also her impulsive nature. Vi is just as concerned about her best friend Jacob, who she wishes was her boyfriend, and when nothing is going as she wants, she makes a YouTube video that pushes everyone's buttons. As her parents wrestle with all of Vi's choices, they confront the gaps between them as a couple--and which they'll have to overcome to see them all through.




Youth Poets of the Barrio Stories Project 


By Sarah Gonzalez, 

Spoken Futures Teaching Artist 


Every Sunday evening for the past few months, youth poets from Spoken Futures have gathered to learn about Barrio Anita. Poets discuss the impact of place and share writing with each other about their own barrios inspired by the rich history of Barrio Anita. In this process youth have learned much about the connections and disconnections that "place" maps upon our bodies. These six young poets weave stories about histories, where our people have persevered, and where trauma resides. We've thought more intentionally about whose family names are currently on buildings in our community and whose names should be there instead. In their writings, they are considering the meaning of "home" and how it's always a piece of us even when we move or are forced away.


The poet group has spent time focusing specifically on the impact Davis Bilingual Elementary School has had on Barrio Anita and Tucson throughout its history. The poets talk about themes of education, language, pride, mariachi and community and then try and capture those elements in their poems. Another focus has been on the community garden. We have all learned a great deal from Barrio Anita about how the community garden becomes a central place for building healthy community through gatherings, growing and eating heritage foods and as a space that holds both a past and a future. Lastly, the poets have thought about how barrio streets connect all these experiences. We have dreamed about all the people who have traversed the streets, the lessons the streets teach us, the path they lead us to and the connection to each other as streets end into driveways or run along our front doors.


The youth poets already understand and teach in the community about the importance of arts in preserving culture and in dreaming futures. Youth poets will be performing original pieces rooted in stories as told by Barrio Anita families, their histories, their present day experiences and future unfoldings. Spoken Futures is very excited to participate as part of the Barrio Stories project. We love that Barrio Stories is an intergenerational endeavor and that youth are given full voice to showcase their role as storytellers in our community.


SAVE the DATE for Barrio Stories APRIL 20th and 21st!





In the Community:


A book reading of 

All Around Us

a new children's book 

by Xelena González 

illustrated by Adriana M Garcia  



606 N 4thAve Tucson AZ 85705


March 14 2018 at 5:30pm 


"Grandpa says circles are all around us. You just have to look for them..."

Grandfather and grandaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and unseen, inside and outside us, on where our bodies come from and where they return to. They share and create family traditions in this exploration of the cycles of life and nature.




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