Dueling Critics: Teatro Vista takes on race and immigration in 'Freedom, NY'

May 20, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(Photo courtesy of Teatro Vista/Eddie Torres)
'Freedom, NY' by Teatro Vista will play at the Theater Wit complex thru June 12.
(Photo courtesy of the Signal Ensemble Theatre)
'Aces' runs at the Signal Ensemble Theatre through June 18.

The Statue of Liberty is inscribed with one of the world’s most famous welcomes: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” But let’s face it, we’re not always the most welcoming country. Fear of change, of the unknown, of the other, is as American as apple pie.

In the production Freedom, NY Teatro Vista explores those fears, and the dreams of new immigrants.

To find out if the production made them stand up and salute or head for the nearest exit, Eight Forty-Eight turned to the Dueling Critics Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman. 

Freedom, NY by Teatro Vista will play at the Theater Wit complex on Belmont thru June 12.

Kelly's Pick:
Aces at Signal Ensemble Theatre
Runs through June 18