“Coming to America”: A Theatre Esprit Asia and Theater Company of Lafayette Production

Friday January 13th- Sunday January 15, 2017

Friday January 20th- Sunday January 22th, 2017

January 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st at 7:30pm

January 15th and 22nd at 6:00pm

Theater Company of Lafayette
The Mary Miller Theatre
300 E Simpson St.
Lafayette, CO 80026

“COMING TO AMERICA”

Two True Immigration Dramas
Join two local theater organizations as they collaborate to produce this show that tell two true immigration drama. “Coming to America” was co-produced by Theatre Esprit Asia and the Theater Company of Lafayette.

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.

To purchase tickets click here.

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