Cara Mía Theatre presents Teatro en Fuga Festival

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Cara Mía Theatre presents Teatro en Fuga Festival, kicking off on Friday, June 24 with a work-in-progress reading of When Aliens Fall from the Sky, the long-awaited return to the stage of Tony Award-winning poet and performance artist Lemon Andersen. Prepared for the Latinx diaspora, Anderson speaks truth to power of the unidentified and undocumented. He spits searing, insightful rhymes about the communities that are the bone marrow of our nation. Influenced by the autobiographical monologues of Spalding Gray, When Aliens Fall from the Sky is a rally cry for the melting pot of Latinidad to speak and act on the identity crisis in America, and join in a collective path forward. Brown fisted, black skinned.

On Saturday, July 2, Teatro en Fuga continues with Fantazmx by Hector Cantu, writer of the nationally syndicated comic strip Baldo. In the style of a graphic novel, Fantazmx introduces viewers to Polo, who comes back home from college and finds himself caught in a power struggle for his barrio. Up against the city’s corrupt mayor and police, he is ready to do almost anything to protect his family and friends. When his options run out, Polo is left with only two options – to take his place among his family’s ancestral lineage as a superhero or let his enemies steal his supernatural birthright.

The festival closes Saturday, July 9 with Tomás Ayala-Torres’s new translation of Yanga by Mexican playwright Jaime Chabaud. This new play is inspired by the real-life story of Gaspar Yanga who led a slave revolt and eventually negotiated an independent territory with the Spanish crown less than 100 years after the arrival of Hernán Cortés in Mexico. Yanga is presented in partnership with the Latino Arts Project and the African-American Museum’s visual arts exhibition, "Yanga: Journeys to Freedom."

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Latino Cultural Center
2600 Live Oak St.
Dallas, TX 75204

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