By John Moore
"Boston Calling," a BBC radio program that puts a global perspective on the American experience, is currently exploring the issues raised in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s recent world-premiere play, "Just Like Us."
The episode, titled “Between Immigrant and Citizen” and reported by Jason Margolis, talks about “how the play is trying to humanize the national debate over immigration reform.”
Its description, in Spanish: “En Denver, se lleva a cabo una obra de teatro que cuenta la historia de cualquier inmigrante, que llegó a este país en busca de un futuro mejor, conversamos con una de sus protagonistas.”
Translated: “In Denver, a play that tells the story of any immigrant who came to this country in search of a better future. We talked with one of its protagonists.”
From left: Actors Adriana Gaviria, Cynthia Bastidas, Yunuen Pardo (fromt) and Ruth Livier.
By John Moore
The Denver Center Theatre Company’s world-premiere play Just Like Us takes place against the backdrop of both local and national politics. But audiences are discovering a human story that does what theater does best: It makes the political personal, engaging and even entertaining.
In this new YouTube series, we briefly introduce you to the actors performing in our plays in a more fun way than ever before. Episode 2: Yunuen Pardo, who will be playing Marisela in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s world premiere staging of “Just Like Us” from Oct. 4-Nov. 3, 2013, in The Stage Theatre. Call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org. Video by John Moore. Run time: 2 minutes.
Coming tomorrow: Meet John Patrick Hayden of “Death of a Salesman”