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Blind Spot

Members say: Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Resonant
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Critics
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1 review
Members
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15 reviews
 

Repertorio Español presents a drama about an undocumented immigrant fighting for his version of the American Dream.

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'Blind Spot' tells the story of Ramón García, who hopes a stint in the armed forces and citizenship papers will help him build a better future. He never saw an unexpected turn coming from a blind spot that would transform his life into a bitter awakening. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System by request at matinee performances.

 
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Reviews (16)

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Hip Latina

"A poignant depiction of how strongly the military and immigration are in fact linked—and the bleak outcomes that many immigrant service men and women are forced to confront...The play might not leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, but it will leave you with a crucial and thought-provoking message that needs to be heard...Don’t miss it—its message is something that we can’t afford to stay blind to." Full Review

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90
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disturbing

See it if Confronts issues of immigrants trying to assimilate. Where should loyalty and identity be sought? Powerful and well acted.

Don't see it if Torture scenes are disturbing. Small screen on back of seat in front of you has English subtitles.

81
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Somewhat cliched

See it if your looking for an intense family drama or a piece on the military.

Don't see it if you can't handle torture scenes or dislike reading subtitles (if you don't speak Spanish).

Also It loses something in translation but still a great production.

84
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you appreciate intense stories, military themes, and family drama.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to traumatic experiences/themes or dislike intense stories/performances.

Also It is entirely in Spanish and has minimalist but effective staging. Th... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you appreciate powerful psychological drama featuring tension between generations of non-documented immigrant families and military at war

Don't see it if (1)not fluent in Spanish,(2)incomplete, slow, unsychronized, unnuanced subtitles frustrate,(3)cannot sit 90 min. no interval,(4)violence bad

84
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Great staging, Great lighting

See it if you understand at least some Spanish (there are subtitles), you like good writing about a topic relating to military service & citizenship

Don't see it if you don't understand any Spanish, you don't like plays that deal with the military, torture, or war.

Also The lighting is notably good in this production and may be worth seein... Read more Read less

85
Excellent acting, Very relevant, Extremely intense, Absorbing / engrossing, Very resonant

See it if intense REAL drama gets you fired-up. Haven't seen such EXCELLENT ensemble acting in a small one-act play in AGES. Very real & very intense.

Don't see it if you can't handle the truth. I bitch A LOT about disliking no-intermissions but these 75min of HEAVY emotions will stay with you for a while.

Also Even if you're not fluent, see the show and use the auto-translation/s... Read more Read less

86
Great acting, Compelling

See it if relevant, thought provoking, and completely engrossing.Great acting,great writing..this story will stay with you after you leave the theater

Don't see it if ....I can not think of any reason not to see this play.See it!

86
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you want to see different POVs about the immigrant experience - parents vs. children in an interesting setting (the war)

Don't see it if war, violence, POW, torture make you uncomfortable.

Also so happy to have a Spanish-based production house putting on contempor... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you like an interesting, hard-hitting, well-done drama that is very relevant to the situation of many immigrants in the United States.

Don't see it if you can't handle seeing a prisoner of war being beaten, don't like being left with some unanswered questions, or just don't like dramas.

Also Very effective staging in a small space.

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you like contemporary American tragedies about current events

Don't see it if you do not want to cry, to be angered, to be aroused about injustice

90
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You are up on current events

Don't see it if You dont like to read subtitles

65
Thought-provoking, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if I did't like it at all

Don't see it if I did't like it at all

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You enjoy drama and immigration topics, psychological pieces that analyze uncomfortable war topics, and good acting.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas or plays with subtitles.

78
Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you like thought-provoking dramas

Don't see it if you're easy to impress, tortured is staged. And if you don't like slow paced plays.

89
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you would like to know what the government does to immigrants..how hard it is to struggle as an immigrant...

Don't see it if if you cannot face the truth of what happens in our world..