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Through the Wall: A Traves del Muro
In previous years, AtticRep has offered a partial remedy to theatrical provincialism by importing troupes from Austria, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Switzerland. This year, AtticRep’s third International Fest of Theatre offers productions from India, the United States and Mexico. The politically charged issue of immigration figures prominently in Through the Wall: A Traves del Muro, scheduled for June 16, 17 and 18. Playwright Regina Moya, who grew up in Mexico City and lives in San Antonio, began by interviewing Mexican immigrants who crossed the border illegally. She translated transcripts of their stories into English and shaped them into dramatic form. “I am an immigrant myself,” notes AtticRep artistic director Roberto Prestigiacomo, who directs Through the Wall and feels especially troubled by how immigrants are maligned and criminalized. “They follow the archetypal journey of the hero,” he contends. “When they come here, they do all they can to respect the laws and contribute to the country.” $23-$28, 8pm Fri-Sat, 2:30pm Sun, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 999-8524, atticrep.org. — Steven G. Kellman
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