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