STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Denver Center Theatre Company's JUST LIKE US
On this edition of "In Focus", host Eden Lane meets the four actors Yunuen Pardo, Adriana Gaviria, Cynthia Bastidas, and Ruth Livier, who play the young women in JUST LIKE US, A True Denver Story. The play by Karen Zacarías based on the book by Helen Thorpe makes its world premiere at the Denver Center Theatre Company. The story follows four latinas in Denver as immigration status begins to erode their opportunities and their friendships. Click below to watch the interview!
The World Premiere of JUST LIKE US will run now through November 3 in The Stage Theatre. Based on Helen Thorpe's bestselling book, this play follows four Latina girls in Denver as immigration status begins to erode their opportunities - and their friendships. When the crime of an illegal immigrant ignites a political firestorm, the girls, the city and the nation must ask themselves who has the right to live in America when achievements and documents collide.
Just Like Us had two workshops: one in 2012 in Los Angeles and one as part of the 2013 Colorado New Play Summit. This play was commissioned by DCTC Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson, who first approached Helen Thorpe for permission to adapt her book for the stage and then approached Karen Zacarías (Mariela in the Desert) about writing the adaptation.
Single tickets for Just Like Us start at $36 (non-SCFD) and also are available for $10 (SCFD 10 for $10 program). To purchase, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303.893.4100. Tickets also may be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at www.denvercenter.org.