A play by Jeffrey Solomon. With Arturo Castro, Mauricio Leyton, Zuleyma Guevara and Emily Joy Weiner
On the streets of Guatemala City,
Gang members were Edgar’s only family…
But he dreamed of a different future.
To leave the gang was a death sentence.
Coming to the USA was his last hope.
This documentary play, crafted entirely from immigration court transcripts, interviews and letters tells the gripping true story of fourteen year old Edgar Chocoy and his legal struggle to be allowed to stay in the United States.
“Riveting…superb acting and directing.”
-Show Business Weekly
“Urgent timely, docudrama.”
APRIL 12th, 6:45 PM, Long Island City High School, 14-30 Broadway, Queens (Co-presented by Kupferberg Center Performances)
APRIL 18th, 19th (Spanish-only performance), and 20th at 7:00 PM
Student Performances April 18th at 10am & 12pm and April 19th at 1pm (Spanish-only performance)
Elmhurst Hospital Center Auditorium (Room A-122), 79-01 Broadway, Queens
(Co-presented by Kupferberg Center Performances in Collaboration with Council Member Daniel Dromm)
ALL PERFORMANCES FREE. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. CALL 718-793-8080
(Box Office will take reservations starting March 25th)
Co-Sponsors for performance at Long Island City High School: AFSC Immigrant Rights Program, The Natalie Bailey & Herbert J. Kirshner Foundation, Latin American and Latino Studies Program of Queens College, New York Immigration Coalition, Make the Road New York and The New York Community Trust. Additional funding is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Additional Co-Sponsor for performances at Elmhurst Hospital Center: Council Member Daniel Dromm and CUNY School of Law Student Government.