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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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.
See it if You want to see an oddly intense and entertaining social studies class. Great actors bring what could be a dry transcript to life.
Don't see it if You have no interest in the law or legal proceedings or how this immigration case is so relevant to our society today.
See it if Dramatic enactment of an actual immigration deportation hearing (via illegal voting) Slow turning "wheels of justice" very much on display
Don't see it if Interesting yet dry presentation until an appeal court presided by the incandescent Kathleen Chalfant & legal fireworks! Emotional ending
See it if to learn more about civil vs crime courts, an educational and moving experience that is relevant to us all, concerned about immigration law
Don't see it if I don't see why you shouldn't see it, I guess if you are not interested in politics at all or have no desire to learn about immigration
See it if you've ever wondered if theater does enough to make a difference in the world.
Don't see it if You need a fast-paced ride with spectacle. This is not that (which is part of what makes it so great).
See it if You're interested in real stories about real people and real debate surrounding our legal system
Don't see it if You want something "Fun"