Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Phoenix Schedules Performances in Spanish

Our Dad is in Atlantis/Papá está en la Atlántida plays at the Phoenix Theatre, 749 North Park Avenue, Indianapolis, 8 May through 8 June -- but the best news is that some of the performances are in Spanish! (If you'd like to see the Spanish language performances, check for available tickets on 22, 23, 29, 30 May, 1, 5, 6 June.)

The show, which will enjoy its Midwest premiere, stars Julio Chavez and Mark Presto. Others involved are Composer/Accordionist David Wierhake, Direction & Light Design by Bryan Fonseca, Set Design by James Gross, Technical Direction by Justin Kidwell, and Stage Managed by Dani Norberg.

Summary: Papa crossed the border for a better life...but what happens to the sons he left behind? Told through the eyes of the two sons, Our Dad is in Atlantis is a touching coming-of-age story. After being left behind to live with their grandmother in Mexico, the two brothers decide to go on a quest to find their father who has left for Atlanta (or Atlantis, perhaps, according to the younger brother). Follow their journey as they discover lessons in life, live, loss, death, and maturity in this immigration story about the people left behind.

Tickets for all Spanish language performances are $15 apiece. They range up to $25 for English-language performances. To order, call 317:635-7529.

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