Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Jump-Start Performance Co. Debuts New Production Exploring Equality in Semana de Sueños

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 9:50 AM

click to enlarge JULIE MARIN
  • Julie Marin
Offering a unique translation of DreamWeek’s mission to “advance the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other great humanitarians like him,” Jump-Start Performance Co.’s Semana de Sueños weaves together timely stories exploring themes of “tolerance, diversity and equality.”

Written and directed by company member Eraina Porras, the new production takes shape in three distinct chapters: Posoge employs the medium of film to tell a surreal, cautionary tale of two magical sisters who can make water appear — and even “create a rio grande” — simply by braiding their hair together; The Edge of the Woods​ turns back the clock to 1968 to follow two Edgewood High School students as they join the Chicano civil rights movement and stage a walkout in protest of unjust treatment; and in Attorney in Wonderland, an immigration lawyer working to unite a separated family slips down a rabbit hole and finds herself in an alternate reality populated by such unusual characters as “the Talking Door, the Cheshire Coyote and Queen Liberty.”

$10-$12, 8pm Thu Jan. 17-Sat Jan. 26 (no performance on Jan. 24), Jump-Start Theater, 710 Fredericksburg Rd., (210) 227-5867, jump-start.org.

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