New One-Man Show Relates Politics of DACA to Personal Struggle at Hoffman Auditorium

New One-Man Show Relates Politics of DACA to Personal Struggle at Hoffman AuditoriumAlex Alpharaoh's one-man performance of WET: A DACAmented Journey premieres at the University of Saint Joseph on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 and Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hoffman Auditorium, Bruyette Athenaeum.

Autorino Center Director Steve Raider-Ginsburg said, "We are so fortunate to have WET as part of our USJ Got Soul season, it is a gripping personal story, rich in humanity as well as adept with sharing moments of humor."

WET: A DACAmented Journey is the autobiographical account of Alex Alpharaoh, born Anner Alfaro Cividanis, an American in every sense except on paper. This one-man show examines the mental, emotional, and psychological hardships he has to endure while navigating a broken U.S. immigration system, all so he can remain in Los Angeles - the only home he has ever known. WET: A DACAmented Journey is a powerful and personal look at this urgent and timely issue.

After being smuggled into the U.S. from Guatemala by his teenage mother, the play highlights the challenges Alpharaoh faces to build a career and a life for himself and his family in the United States' divisive political climate. Masterful lighting, an intimate set, and impactful spoken word segments compliment his performance as a range of intriguing characters.

A playwright, actor, and poet, Alex Alpharaoh is the creator of SP!T: Spoken Word Theatre and a founder of Urban Theater Movement in Los Angeles. He regularly performs as a spoken word artist at venues across the country. Alpharaoh's performance in WET: A DACAmented Journey won him the 2017 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Solo Performance.

Tickets are $15-$22 on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Friday, October 26 date is a Pay-It-Forward event. Pay-it-Forward performances are free of charge, made possible by prior gifts of generosity. Please consider giving a gift of any level to expand our Pay-it-Forward performances. Tickets are available for purchase at the Frances Driscoll Box Office: 860.231.5555 or online at tickets.usj.edu.

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) offers a wide range of coeducational undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs that combine a professional and liberal arts education with opportunities for mentored research, community service, clinical field work, and internships. Programs are taught on the University's two campuses in West Hartford and Hartford, Connecticut; at off-campus locations throughout the state; and online. Founded in 1932 by the Sisters of Mercy, the University of Saint Joseph offers degrees with value and values. To learn more, view our website at www.usj.edu.

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