Border Crossing

The Arizona/Mexico border is a wild, controversial, and sometimes dangerous place; particularly for a young girl following in the footsteps of her immigrant parents. The two-time Ivey award-winning troupe Off-Leash Area tells her story through movement, ritual, and puppetry, along with a text by Anishinaabe playwright Marcie Rendon. Composer Ben Siems offers an original score that provides the haunting soundtrack for the Sonoran Desert where the heroine discovers her strength in the midst of the national, cultural, political, and personal influences that define the region. The experiences described in "Border Crossing" are the product of a recent research trip that included meetings with small-town Tucson snowbirds, Latino border patrolmen, and Native social workers, among others.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: April 24. Continues through May 4, 2008

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