Laura Wiley Theater & Goodman Theatre 2012 - 2013
"A passionate and well-argued piece of political theater about immigration...a howl of collective anguish." (Chicago Tribune)
“Home/Land is a passionate and well-argued piece of political theater about immigration.” CHRIS JONES CHICAGO TRIBUNE
A brother sings his sister to sleep with the tale of a glorious tree whose roots grow on both sides of a border. A pair of young lovers dance on their wedding night, then wade across the Río Grande hand-in-hand as their honeymoon. A precocious seven year-old in Jordan becomes an unconventional entrepreneur to pay for her family’s immigration. A boat hurls two dozen immigrants across the Gulf of Mexico. A warrior priest turns a bar into a sanctuary for new immigrants. A father and son rehearse new identities for a new life. So begin the epic quests of Home/Land. With its characteristic humanity and creativity, the award-winning APTP ensemble brings to theatrical life a collection of real-life stories of desire, risk, resilience, heroism, love, and hope – as immigrant families strive to stay together and make a better life in the land they’ve come to call home.
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Play focuses on life of undocumented workers
The struggles of undocumented immigrants take center stage in a revival of a play based in Chicago’s Northwest Side. The Albany Park Theater Project tells the story of day laborers, and a teen struggling without a Social Security number. Chicago Public Radio’s Lynette Kalsnes has this report.