Teatro Línea de Sombra
Jorge A. Vargas and Alicia Laguna, Artistic Directors
Presented in partnership with the Center for Mexican American Studies and The Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and KLRU-TV
This performance is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Amarillo tells the story of a man who departs Mexico for a land of dreams: Amarillo, Texas—but vanishes before reaching his destination. Far away, a woman reconstructs his journey, imagining what might have transpired not only for him, but for the other thousands of faceless men and women who have taken the same path—and for those who were left behind. Combining stunning multimedia projections, visceral imagery, and poetic storytelling, this renowned theater company from Mexico City creates a rich, poignant meditation on the harsh realities faced by immigrants and their families. Amarillo is performed in Spanish with projected English surtitles.