Just Like Us
Showing:Friday, October 6, 2017
About the Show
Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book, this documentary-style play follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver—two of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities, or lack thereof. When a political firestorm arises, each girl’s future becomes increasingly complicated. Just Like Us poses difficult, yet essential questions about what makes us American.
This reading is part of a national movement responding to the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy announced by the presidential administration in September. This reading will be part of a national response of many readings held across the United States.
This is a GENERAL SEATING Staged Reading. A $20 donation guarantees a seat in The SPACE Theatre for the reading. If you do not wish to make a donation admission will be free the evening of the reading depending on availability.
Following the reading local DACA enrolled youth will speak about their experiences under the policy and the effect the repeal has had on their lives. Community organizations working directly with DACA students will be present to share their efforts organizing and supporting the DACA community.
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