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 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 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 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 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.
See it if An accessible and sympathetic portrayal of the hardships over 10 years of a family separated by immigration laws.
Don't see it if You are too overwhelmed by the reality of immigrants and their issues to want to see them portrayed in a drama.
See it if you want to see a well-acted, well-written, and thoughtful story of a family coping with the matriarch's deportation.
Don't see it if you want a fast-paced show. This is deliberately paced but is consistently engaging.
See it if You want a greater understanding of the plight of immigrants separated from their families. Well acted.
Don't see it if You are looking for a lighthearted experience
Also Consider listening device if you sometimes use them.
See it if A sympathetic story of a mixed, Mexican-American family in Arizona with life-threatening immigration struggles. Good acting. Poor staging.
Don't see it if ..you are bothered by FAR too many scenes on a speakerphone, with the key character unseen. Under-dramatized. It should be more harrowing.
See it if you support stories that shed light on our cruel immigration policies and dehumanizing military training. (Also, Tyler Alvarez is excellent)
Don't see it if you need polish. This play feels very much like an early draft that would benefit from more dramaturgical assistance. Too many corny jokes.
Also Memorable Quote: "Sometimes I think they stole our future."
See it if you have any connection and/or social cause to immigration. There's nothing like this on Broadway, it's a well told story and very moving.
Don't see it if you agree with immigration policy than and now.
See it if you want to see a moving play about the struggles of immigration.
Don't see it if want something quick and witty, this story unfolds slowly but is well written and performed.
See it if You want a show that puts the painful realities of family separation into modern political perspective, pre-Trump. Unique direction.
Don't see it if You do not want to confront the dilemma we face on immigration policies.
See it if You appreciate a well-written, moving story that is very timely. Very character driven
Don't see it if You only like comedies or musicals and need action-driven plots rather than scripts that grow out of well-developed characters and situation