Dec 27 2020 - Jan 10 2021


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fronteras Americanas

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Opening Dec 27 2020

Fronteras Americanas

A Tarragon Acoustic Production in association with PlayME Podcast’s Laura Mullin and Chris Tolley

written and performed by Guillermo Verdecchia

directed by James Warren

Opening Sunday, December 27, 2020


Dec 27, 2020 – Jan 10, 2021


Fuelled by equal parts outrage, intelligence and wit, Fronteras Americanas re-creates one person’s struggle to construct a home between two cultures, while exploding the images and constructs built up around Latinos and Latin America. This one-person play works through bold juxtapositions and satiric reference points: Simón Bolívar and Speedy Gonzales; Columbus and Fodor’s travel guides; Ricky Ricardo and the Latin Lover; ‘La Bamba’ and Placido Domingo; Carlos Fuentes and American made-for-TV drug-wars movies. Verdecchia twirls stereotypes and clichés, offers comparative histories, examines myths and mysticism, and provides lessons in language and dancing.

Fronteras Americanas won both 1994 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award and the1993 Governor General’s Award for Drama. Guillermo is a four-time winner of the Chalmers Canadian Play Award, a recipient of Dora and Jessie Awards, and sundry film festival awards for his film Crucero/Crossroads, based on Fronteras Americanas and made with Ramiro Puerta.

Fronteras Americanas was first produced at Tarragon in January 1993.

Cast and Crew

Guillermo Verdecchia

James Warren

Chris Tolley


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