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New York Times: Crossing Borders Into The Future

by NY Times

Two River Theater’s Crossing Borders festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with an extraordinary lineup. The four new plays by Latino and Latina artists will be presented in an all-digital edition through Oct. 10.

Paz Pardo’s “Ciertas Astillas,” which is structured like a Russian doll, explores artistic identity and stars Irene Sofia Lucio of “Slave Play.” “Syzygy or, the Ceasing of the Sun” by juliany f. taveras is a rumination on what the future might be like. A delicate tale of youths bonding in a virtual world, “Optional Boss Battle” by Nick Malakhow features moving performances by Reynaldo Piniella and Jake Ryan Lozano.

Lozano also stars in Francisco Mendoza’s “Machine Learning,” which comments on inhuman immigration policies and challenges old-fashioned notions of masculinity. This powerful sci-fi drama is about a son who will go to unimaginable lengths to help his ailing father stay alive.

To get an access link to all four works, R.S.V.P. at tworivertheater.org. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
JOSE SOLÍS