Theatre Esprit Asia

July 27-30, 2017

Coming to America: Boat Person, Foundations & Antecedents

Winner of 2016 Colorado Theatre Festival’s Best Production, Best Actress, Best Lighting, Excellence in Set Design and People’s Choice: Theatre Esprit Asia’s Coming to America is three powerful, poignant and very humorous one-acts on immigration to the US from Vietnam, Iran and China. Boat Person is told by the son of a couple who survives the fall of Saigon and the perils of the high seas as they find their way to the US. Foundations is recounted by a female architect of her family’s struggles with the fall of the Shah and escaping from Islam fundamentalism. Antecedents, recollected by a rebellious daughter, tells of her Chinese parents’ traumatic suffering under the Japanese occupation and then under Communist rule, before finding safe haven in America. All three stories offer insights on what price to be paid in the pursuit of the American Dream.

 

 

Show Times:

Thursday, July 27 – 6:30 pm Tickets prices: $18 and $13 student

Friday, July 28 & Saturday, July 29 – 7:30 pm Tickets prices: $26 Adult $20 Senior and $13 student

Matinee -Sunday, July 30 – 2:30 pm Tickets prices: $18 and $13 student