The Orphan Play

A workshop showing
Written and Conceived by Miranda Rose Hall (COL ‘11)
Directed and Advised by Professor Maya E. Roth

Haunted by conflicts of parenthood and race, The Orphan Play juxtaposes the plight of a contemporary Arizonan family with stories from a small Arizona mining town in the early 20th century. Weaving together tales of birth, adoption, kidnapping, and feud, the play examines who has the right to motherhood in America, and who has the right to citizenship. Inspired by Linda Gordon’s book The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction and stories from our current historical moment, this play launches a cross-cultural ballet of history, dreams, and family, examining the relationship of parenthood and immigration in the fabric of American identity.

Performed on
Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre



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