The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center & Jump-Start present
Outside The Circle
A New Play About Love + Society’s Phobias
Outside the Circle, a new play by Andrea Assaf and Samuel Valdez, examines the nature of love, and what happens to love when we internalize society’s phobias.
Outside the Circle, is a new play that brings people together across identities and communities to explore what love is. A straight man with cerebral palsy and a queer woman recount their adventures, and share their woes, of unsuccessful attempts to seduce (straight) women. Their lives on both sides of the border intersect one night, when they meet at a Tijuana bar, and become entwined in each other’s stories. Their parallel and interweaving tales of unrequited love reveal the illusions of normalcy, and the liberation possible when choosing life…outside the circle.
Directed by Dora Arreola
A plática/dialogue will be held after each performance.
June 29 – July 1, 2012 Friday/Saturday 8pm Sunday 3pm
July 7 – 8, 2012 Saturday 8pm Sunday 3pm
Sterling Houston Theater
Tickets $15 general admission $12 students/ seniors $10 groups of 10+
20 RUSH tickets available for each show at $5
Call 210.227.5867 for advance tickets
*Get $2 off when you bring in La Voz de Esperanza or an Outside The Circle flyer
The play is bilingual (English & Spanish) with adult language and content.
OUTSIDE THE CIRCLE is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Pangea World Theater, El Centro Su Teatro,
Esperanza Peace & Center
This performance is funded in part by the City of SA Office of Cultural Affairs, TCA, Arcus Fdn, the Fund, Astraea Lesbian Fdn for Justice, Coyote Phoenix Fund, AKR Fdn, Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Fdn y la buena gente de Esperanza.