A winged teenager attempts a treacherous border crossing. A 1950s family discovers life is more like Invasion of the Body Snatchers than “Leave It to Beaver.” Three dancers, trapped in a strange space, propel their way through boxes of light in search of escape.
First up is Angel of the Desert, from Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble. It begins just after a civil war wipes out a small village in Mexico. Winged teenager Francisco wakes to discover he is the sole survivor. With the guidance of the moon, he embarks on a treacherous journey through the harsh Mexican desert—attempting what many others before him have done: crossing into the U.S. in search of home. Along the way, he meets two young brothers who know life on the train tracks all too well. Together, these three discover the challenges and true meaning of adventure, family and love.
Angel of the Desert runs May 13-15.
Backhausdance: Re-Imagined runs June 10-12.
D is for Dog runs June 17-19.
You can find more details or buy tickets to any of these shows here.