WBEZ | NY http://www.wbez.org/tags/ny Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Dueling Critics: Teatro Vista takes on race and immigration in 'Freedom, NY' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-20/dueling-critics-teatro-vista-takes-race-and-immigration-freedom-ny-86816 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-May/2011-05-20/tv_freedom_ny_2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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.<br> <br> In the production <em>Freedom, NY</em> <a href="http://www.teatrovista.org/" target="_blank">Teatro Vista</a> explores those fears, and the dreams of new immigrants.<br> <br> To find out if the production made them stand up and salute or head for the nearest exit, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> turned to the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/dueling-critics" target="_blank"><em>Dueling Critics</em></a> Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Freedom, NY</em> by Teatro Vista will play at the <a href="https://www.theaterwit.org/boxoffice/index.php" target="_blank">Theater Wit</a> complex on Belmont thru June 12.<br> <br> <strong>Kelly's Pick:</strong><br> <a href="http://www.signalensemble.com/productions/nowplaying.html" target="_blank"><em>Aces</em></a> at Signal Ensemble Theatre<br> Runs through June 18<br> &nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 20 May 2011 13:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-05-20/dueling-critics-teatro-vista-takes-race-and-immigration-freedom-ny-86816