¡Vuela! The title alone is a nod to the seemingly impossible. Four battered and injured birds desperately beat their wings in an attempt to return to flight alongside their flock as they flee the arrival of a hurricane. Not able to lift themselves more than a palm’s length, they helplessly contemplate their luck at being abandoned by the rest, the model birds, the healthy and strong. Instantly, the most basic questions arise: How will they fetch water or food? Will they really be able to survive without the help of their tribe? This is a play about solidarity, teamwork and the ability to adapt and put on a brave face despite life’s difficulties.
is an independent group of experienced creatives in the Mexican theatre field. Based in Baja California. Their goal is to create productions geared to audiences on both sides of the Mexico-United States border. Founded in 2005 by Raymundo Garduño, the company debuted with the play Naufragios (Shipwreck). The improv show Los Improductivos (The Improductives) followed in 2007. Inmolación (Immolation) opened in the summer of 2010, with book by Enrique Olmos and directed by Raymundo Garduño. The piece was selected by CECUT (Centro Cultural Tijuana) as part of their Education Series Program and it represented Baja California in the International Borders Theatre Festival (2012) and FESARES Baja California State Theatre Festival (2013). Kikiricaja debuted in 2011 and ran at La Jolla Playhouse in 2015. With a state government grant called PECDA, Inmigrantes Teatro was able to put together No Tocar (Do Not Touch) by Enrique Olmos in 2013. In 2014 they premiered two plays also by Enrique Olmos, Hazme un hijo (Make Me a Child), and their latest play Dios es un bicho (God Is a Bug) which had its world premiere at the Children’s Theatre festival.
Performers use clowning, music and Spanish. Fluency not required.
Viewing area is on a lawn. Personal chairs and blankets encouraged.