This premiere from Juilliard playwright Hilary Bettis (“The Americans”) follows a splintered family over 10 years of strength, struggle and love, as they face the profoundly personal drama of immigration. More…
Seventy-two miles. That’s the space between Nogales, Mexico and Tucson, Arizona—and the world of distance that separates a mother at a shelter and her American-born husband and children.
See it if a story which puts a FACE on the whole immigration situation our country is grappling with interests you.
Don't see it if you have ever attended a TRUMP Rally, every shouted the phrase of SEND THEM BACK where they came from, or you are a white nationalist.
See it if you want to see a play about issues that are relevant to the country.
Don't see it if there are much better shows doing what this play, aims to do.
See it if You enjoy movie of the week type theater. It was funny and thought provoking with relevant subject matter but more for the masses.
Don't see it if You like to be challenged and enjoy edgy, smart theater.
See it if Relevant & Important story around immigration and its impact on a family. Timely. Well acted.
Don't see it if Issues of immigration are not for you. Needs streamlining. It's slow.
See it if You’d like to see an interesting show, relevant topic but presented in a rather one note manner. Good actors struggle against direction.
Don't see it if You want to be challenged or hope to see something new/fresh. You can see the entire plot from a mile away as it plods along getting there.
See it if you're interested in an earnest & sympathetic portrayal of a family torn apart by US immigration policies at the US-Mexico border.
Don't see it if you expect a play about such a timely, controversial & important subject to be profound, provocative, original or emotionally impactful.
See it if you want to see every new play that deals in any way with the long-running immigration crisis at the border between the US & Mexico.
Don't see it if you like plays to have some spark of imagination.
See it if interested in plight of immigrants & deportation impact, enjoy family stories, parental/step-parent issues, seeing Latina characters
Don't see it if immigration/deportation subject can be frustrating & worrying, don't like too many offstage characters, lengthy time jumps disturbing,
See it if Fractured Latinx fam ripped from headlines ripped apart by uncertainty of headlines."No matter what horrible thing you fled, it's not enuf"
Don't see it if Citizenship fatigue:DAKA.Border.Re-entry.Amnesty.Deported.Migrant."Maybe I can get my status adjusted/Don't judge me because I'm an illegal"
See it if you want to see a drama involving immigrant issues such as DACA. Good acting and interesting story. Very sympathetic view.
Don't see it if you do not support illegal immigration or disagree with DACA policy. This play doesn't show the bad effects of illegal immigration.
See it if You speak fluent Spanish otherwise you'll miss many words. You like talky dramas and many boring scenes with only 2 characters in some.
Don't see it if You don't like fart jokes or lengthy political speechifying like at high school graduation. Or hear their human trafficking tales.
See it if you want to see a play that deals with the struggles a family deals with trying to get immigration
Don't see it if It will bother you to see a play with so much potential fall a bit short
See it if Want another immigration story that looks at family dynamics, DACA, border crossings, our unending dilemma.
Don't see it if Expect story to be emotional, moving, insightful. This one flatlines w arc-less story that disappoints almost from 1st scene.
See it if live theatre about DACA, emigration, emigrant family, deportation, border crossings, enlisting, floats boat
Don't see it if Hallmark effort on serious subject matter, much conducted over speakerphone would disappoint U, think it has 2 do with politics, it does
See it if You are interested in Mexican immigration to the US.
Don't see it if You want an absorbing story. This rambles, goes nowhere, is repetitious and slow. Lots of yelling. One character heard only on telephone.
Also Dialogue like a bad sit-com. Sound in theater needs updating!
See it if invested in immigration stories, family dramas, supporting female playwrights and directors, and/or intrigued by new, realistic works.
Don't see it if you are tired of the “political” and timely works, need lots of action or excitement, or seeking something more than “kitchen table” drama.
See it if you are interested in problems of illegal immigrants, their effects on families, governmental injustice toward immigrants & family distress.
Don't see it if you desire a serious play about the plight of illegal immigrants that demands a strong emotional response but does not fulfill this promise.
See it if immigration as an issue is of interest or importance to you, or if you like family-based dramas.
Don't see it if you have had enough of the immigration debate or simply don't care about a family torn by current policies. It was hard to hear-get device!
See it if You want to see a powerful & compelling dram on an American family & how they are impacted by the current US immigration policy.
Don't see it if You want a fun musical or comedy, this is not your show.
See it if you want to see a depiction of the effects of a family member being deported. It's a relevant topic calling for a more cohesive presentation
Don't see it if you want to understand all the dialogue. Sounds were muffled, especially phone calls. Almost 2 hours without an intermission.
See it if You’re okay with a very low-key approach to a family’s difficulties, their day-to-day struggles to make a better life for themselves.
Don't see it if You’re looking for high drama and histrionics.