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There and Back

Written by
Written by

Raul Garza

Directed by

Patti Neff-Tiven

Original  Music by

David Garza

August 9-25, 2018
Showtimes:  Thur - Saturday at 8pm
                     Sun at 5pm
Good Day Austin
August 6, 2018
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CTX Live Theatre Review
August 11, 2018

Gloria travels from her native Mexico, to join her husband, Victor, on a migrant farmworkers’ camp.

Her arrival on the day of President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration reveals stark contrasts between the American dream and her reality.


A series of visits by a liberated, contemporary Virgen de Guadalupe offers Gloria a glimpse of her life and legacy in the context of other presidential eras–Reagan and Trump, and presents a life-altering choice: stay in the United States, and accept her status as a member of the underclass, or abandon the agreed-upon plan and her future family to claim dignity and fulfillment. 


There and Back defines the tipping-point of injustice to immigrants mandated by the Trump presidency and offers a human voice to narrate the long American journey there.

Sun News Austin Review
August 11, 2018

Karina Dominguez

Giselle Marie Muñoz

Mical Trejo

CTX Live Theatre Review
August 12, 2018
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Statesman Review
August 13, 2018
Broadway World Review
August 15, 2018
Austin Chronicle Review
August 16, 2018
CBS Austin Review
August 23
Austin Chronicle Article
August 23
Scenic Design

Ia Ensterä

Lighting Design

Natalie George

Costume Design

Pam Fletcher Friday

Sound Design

Lowell Bartholomee

Stage Management

Kelsey Moringy

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