The Encuentro presents Staged Readings of plays from both sides of the border!

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UNA FRONTERA/DOS LADOS: A Festival of Staged Readings

Three staged readings in one week! Join us for stories about life in a border town, from everyday heroes to a family dealing with migration. This is your chance to experience plays from both sides of the border dealing with issues that hit close to home. You can experience El Ausente/Absence in Spanish and/or English. General and Senior $8, Student and Flex Pass $6 • Festival Pass: Any 3 readings for just $15

THEY CALL ME A HERO by Guillermo Reyes, directed by Guillermo Reyes
A new play about Daniel Hernandez, the intern who helped save Gaby Gifford’s life during the 2011 shooting in Tucson. 7:30pm February 22, 2014 • Zuzi’s Theater (738 N. 5TH Ave)

EL AUSENTE / ABSENCE by Victor Hugo Rascón Banda, directed by Victor Carpinteiro
A dark comedy in Spanish: ¿Cuando Papa se va a los Estados Unidos, que pasa con los que se quedan? 7:30pm February 19, 2014 Modern Language Auditorium U of A

ABSENCE / EL AUSENTE
by Victor Hugo Rascón Banda, translated by Caridad Svich, directed by Victor Carpinteiro
A dark comedy in English: When Papá migrates to the US, what happens to those left behind? 7pm February 23, 2014 • Zuzi’s Theater (738 N. 5TH Ave)

UPCOMING…

THE CRIMINALIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE by Milta Ortiz, directed by Marc David Pinate
The untimely demise of the Tucson Unified School District’s Ethnic Studies Program, as told from various accounts. Ortiz is our playwright in residence this season, thanks to a grant from NNPN. TBA