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“Coming to America”
 Two True Immigration Dramas

Peter Trinh’s Boat Person recounts the harrowing fall of Saigon, escaping to freedom against the perils of the high seas – facing storms, pirates and starvation, and his family’s resettlement in the United States.

Maria Cheng’s Antecedents recollects with humor and grace the Americanization of a precocious Chinese teenager as she embraces American icons and her ancestors. This work features two excerpts from Cheng’s award winning Spirit & Sworded Treks and additional new writings.

This production won First Prize and several other awards at the Colorado Community Theater Coalition Festival in June 2016, and will compete in the AACT National Competition this coming summer.

January 13-22, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, two Sunday matinees at 2:00.

“Blood Privilege” by Don Fried. Directed by Brian Miller.
March 3 – 25, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, one Sunday matinee at 2 pm, and one Monday discount night at 7:30 PM. 

ABOUT BLOOD PRIVILEGE: Elizabeth Bathory is known as the notorious “Blood Countess” of sixteenth century Hungary, who according to legend, became one of the most renowned serial killers of all time in an ill-fated effort to maintain her youth. The play explores the circumstances of her life, from her youth, her growth into a highly capable manager of her family’s estate, and as she ages, her increasingly fanatic obsession with her beauty. In the end, she is destroyed by the King in whose court she serves. The play touches on themes of sexuality, feminism, political power, and morality. There are significant parallels to the current political climate.

 

This is an as-yet unpublished play by Don Fried, who lived in the Boulder area until a few years ago. The play has now been performed professionally in New York, London and Philadelphia, and we are pleased that the playwright has given permission to Theater Company of Lafayette to perform it in Colorado.