JUANA IN A MILLION Set for United Solo Festival, 10/15
JUANA IN A MILLION will play United Solo Festival on Tuesday 15th of October 19:30 hrs. Debates about immigration policy flame daily in the press, feeding political bonfires. Do we forget that each immigrant's story tells of a unique human destiny?
Winner of a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2012, and nominated for an Off West End award 2013 in London for best female performance Juana in a Million is a powerful one-woman show exploring true stories of immigrants to the UK. Emergent Mexican author-performer Vicky Araico Casas brings vividly to life her colourful cast of characters, lending stunning immediacy to her own immigrant experience and that of many others.
The play tells the story of a young Mexican woman arriving in London, her single suitcase filled with little more than dreams of security and happiness. Juana's encounters in this strange foreign land shed unexpected lights on her identity as a woman and as a Mexican. Juana finds herself forced into a new awareness of her country's violent past and tragic present. The explosive culture-clash unleashed five centuries ago by the European conquest of the Aztec Empire of Mexico forms a subterranean counterpoint to Juana's 21st-century experiences.
Directed and co-written by Nir Paldi (of multi-award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum), and informed by new social research, Juana in a Million weaves a moving tale of survival, betrayal and hope.