HCC Ybor City Theatre Department Presents ALIEN CITIZEN: AN EARTH ODYSSEY
Hillsborough Community College's Theatre Department presents "Alien Citizen: an Earth Odyssey" on September 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ybor City Campus Mainstage Theatre.
Elizabeth Liang, like President Obama, is a Third Culture Kid or a TCK. Third Culture Kids are the children of international business people, global educators, diplomats, missionaries, and military -- anyone whose family has relocated overseas because of job placement. Liang weaves humorous stories about growing up as an Alien Citizen abroad with American commercial jingles providing her soundtrack through language confusion, first love, culture shock, Clark Gable, and sandstorms.
Our protagonist deals with the decisions every global nomad has to make repeatedly: to adapt or to simply cope; to build a bridge or to just tolerate. From being a Guatemalan-American teen in North Africa to attending a women's college in the USA, Alien Citizen reflects the experience that neither one was necessarily easier than the other. She realizes that girls across the world are growing into womanhood in environments that can be hostile to females (including the USA). How does a young girl cope as a border/culture/language/religion straddler in country after country that feels "other" to her when she is the "other?" Where is the line between respecting others and betraying yourself?
Humor is a great survival mechanism! And friends make all the difference.
Performances: September 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15 General Admission, FREE for HCC students, staff and faculty.
Location: Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus, Ybor Performing Arts Building, 1411 E. 11th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605