‘Coming to America’, a production honoring all immigrants, will be playing at Bas Blue’s Tom Sutherland Stage at 401 Pine St. from July 27 through July 30, for a total of four performances.
The production depicts three one-act plays on the immigration of three characters to the United States from Vietnam, Iran and China. Each of the stories, Boat Person, Foundations, and Antecedents focuses on the price paid to pursue the American Dream.
Theatre Esprit Asia, the production’s company is the Southwest’s first and only Asian-American theatre company. It was founded in 2012 by Maria Cheng and Tria Xiong and based out of Aurora. Since its production, ‘Coming to America’ has won the 2016 Colorado Theatre Festival’s Best Production, Best Actress, Best Lighting, Excellence in Set Design, and People’s Choice Awards.
In the hopes of stirring conversation regarding immigration, TEA will also host a community conversation “talkback” on immigration immediately after the 6:30 p.m. July 27 performance. The talk will include Maria Cheng—director, actor, and playwright, as well as Peter Trinh—actor, and playwright, and Iliana Barron —actor.
Tickets can be found at basblue.org or by calling 970.498.8949. The cost varies from $10 to $26.