Karen Zacarías brings the seductive power of Latin American telenovelas to the stage in this hilarious and smart new comedy.
In her explosive new comedy, Karen Zacarías explores race, gender and class politics through the Latin American telenovela, one of the world’s most popular storytelling genres. One night in a Mexican hospital, two baby girls are born―one into a life of privilege, the other to an impoverished family. When the girls are deliberately swapped, the stage is set for two outrageous misfortunes to grow into one remarkable destiny.
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Surviving war is only the beginning of this refugee's fight.
Who is Shedrick Yarkpai? Escaping the horrors of his war-torn homeland, this Liberian refugee hopes to begin anew in Australia. But his path to peace is haunted by an explosive family secret, and Shedrick must confront the ghosts of his past to reclaim his present. Charles Smith illuminates a war refugee’s dangerous odyssey in this gripping new play about identity, survival and the sacrifices of assimilation.
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