“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.
Struggles with solidifying its nature and purpose
Strongly performed and timely, if predictable two-hander about border control
Gabriela Garcia and Devon Anderson shine as a prisoner and her guard in a story where the lines are blurred
There is a sweaty poetry in the writing that tells stories so full of loss
A play of momentous strength and visceral depth, hypnotic at its core and one that is necessary to watch