Created in 2010
A CIRCUS THEATRE SPECTACLE THAT RE-LIVES THE LIFE-CHANGING JOURNEY OF IMMIGRATION, AN ODYSSEY FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM.
Our immigrant hero wakes up in the midst of his own funeral, surrounded by a procession of all those who were significant in is life. He doesn’t remember what happened, much less how he died, if he did indeed...
The only thing he has engraved in his mind is that vivid memory of how he risked everything for the desire of a better future, that Sueño Americano.
Was it worth it?
This production of Pelú Theatre presents a circus theatre spectacle that re-lives the life-changing journey of immigration, an odyssey for the American Dream.
But of course, with a comic twist to this existential dilemma of having to leave everything for the chance of a better life.
The show is based on real-life stories from those who came through the water and from those who followed the desert route.
This is Pelú’s most movement oriented production to date. In it, the company uses elements of the of nouveau cirque (a more theatrical circus) as its vocabulary for telling stories: aerialists, tumblers, acrobats, musicians and, of course, clowns form an ensemble of immigrants trying to weather the storm that is this journey.