Lunatic 19's - A deportational roadtrip

Lunatic 19's - A deportational roadtrip

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A world premiere from a new American playwright.

Lyn Gardner avatar
11 July 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Gracie is an undocumented Latina migrant worker and Alec is an immigration enforcement officer who has tracked her down to the hospital bed where she is recovering from a car crash. The two are thrown together on a road trip which will lead to Gracie’s deportation from the USA. American playwright Tegan McLeod’s drama couldn’t be more topical as it looks at the human stories and human cost of the US migrant crisis.”


“Discover, detain, deport. It’s all legal. It’s...I put them in the van, bats in a cage, and I just drive.”

Recovering from a serious car crash, Gracie, an undocumented Latina migrant worker from Kentucky, is tracked down to her hospital bed by immigration enforcement officer Alec. Dragged from hospital, she is chained and forced into a van to begin the long journey to deportation…

With coruscating humour and caustic observation, Lunatic 19’s captures the human stories at the heart of the current debate about migration and refugees, and the brutal surrealism of jailer and prisoner bound together on a road trip to exile and new beginnings.

Critic reviews

Struggles with solidifying its nature and purpose

Broadway World

Strongly performed and timely, if predictable two-hander about border control

The Stage

Gabriela Garcia and Devon Anderson shine as a prisoner and her guard in a story where the lines are blurred

The Guardian

There is a sweaty poetry in the writing that tells stories so full of loss

Lyn Gardner for stagedoor

A play of momentous strength and visceral depth, hypnotic at its core and one that is necessary to watch

The Upcoming

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Tue 9 Jul - Sat 3 Aug, 3pm & 7.30pm


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