Teatro Línea de Sombra
Nov 8 - 11, 2012
$25 • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater
A man departs for the US–Mexican border and vanishes before reaching his destination: Amarillo, Texas. Through stunning projected images, bilingual monologues and a sea of displaced objects and natural elements, this renowned company reconstructs his journey in a multimedia performance that travels imagined landscapes of both geography and cultural identity. The absent man takes on multiple faces and names as he comes to symbolize the thousands of disillusioned travelers who have suffered a similar fate. Amarillo touches on the complex nature of individual and national identity in a time of exodus—both for those who leave and those who are left behind.
Teatro Línea de Sombra is one of the most celebrated Mexican theater ensembles. Their roots in political theater and ensemble collaborations result in performances with visceral imagery, evocative soundscapes and rich storytelling. Twice awarded the Best Research Theatre in Mexico (2000 and 2005), they have toured in numerous countries in both North and South America and Europe, and are permanently touring their home country.Note: this show contains smoking onstage.