Geschichte einer Flucht mit den PH-Playmates
nach dem Buch von Ann Jaramillo
Regie: Susanne Franz
29.11. - 02.12.2011
Aula Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg
Theater Freiburg, Kleines Haus
24.8. - 27.8.2012
International Edinburgh Festival Fringe
"We can make it - together!"
Link Badische Zeitung 1.2.2011
The play La Lìnea, based on the correspondent novel of Ann Jaramillo, is about 15-year-old Miguel's dangerous journey from Mexico to California, where he hopes to be reunited with his parents.
On his fifteenth birthday, Miguel does not get any present; instead he gets a hand-written note from his father saying: "It's been six years, eleven months and twelve days since I left to
go north across la linea. It's time for you to come. Go see Don Clemente. He'll help you."
Don Clemente, rich landowner in Miguel's Mexican village, helps him by providing him with money, advice and above all, the name of a coyote (a guide) leading him through the dangerous terrain. However, on his flight he is secretly followed by his sister Elena, who destroys the well-laid-out plans for the border crossing.
Although he tries to send her back, he cannot get rid of his resolute 13-year-old sister and together with Javier they walk through the desert, suffering from lack of water, food, shelter. But there is not only "La Migra", the official American border patrol trying to arrest and send back illegal immigrants, but also the private militia, whose main aim it is to catch migrants who want to cross illegally the Mexican-American border in the southwest of the US.
Director: Susanne Franz
Producer: Prof. Dr. Mechthild Hesse
All actors and musicians are students of the University of Education (Pädagogische Hochschule) Freiburg