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The Courtroom

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Relevant, Well acted, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting

About the show

Waterwell presents this world premiere production, a re-enactment of deportation proceedings. With text arranged from real court transcripts, this unique production will play performances in four different venues.  More…

In 2004, an immigrant from the Philippines who was married to a U.S. Citizen came to this country on a K3 Visa. After inadvertently registering to vote at the DMV in Chicago, receiving a voter registration card in the mail, and voting, her removal proceeding was set in motion. It began in Immigration Court and her case was eventually heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

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Member Reviews (2)


Relevant, Well acted, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting
Avg Score

Well acted, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you'd like a real deportn/Homeld Sec case. You'll root for respondent! Actual transcripts used. USA oath is given; moving. A bit repetitive.

Don't see it if you want a more political case. Same idea in De Novo, w higher stakes (yg man seeks asylum, is deported, killed). Free tickets, nice church.

Intriguing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like true stories. It was a reenactment of a real (deportation) court case.

Don't see it if actual events don't interest you.

February 6th, 2019
"A verbatim performance of court transcripts...As the piece follows Elizabeth from one to another, what is most palpable is the suspense — how deeply invested the audience becomes in the future of this gentle woman...Elizabeth’s case begins during the George W. Bush administration and stretches i...
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