In the year 2050, some run for office. Others run for freedom.
Andres Salazar is running for office. In an America where Latinos are now considered part of the racial majority, he has tough decisions to make. Will identifying himself as a Mexican American help or hinder him on Election Day? Will denying part of his identity be worth the potential political benefits?
As the campaign forces his mother and daughter to face their own questions of culture and identity, a mysterious stranger arrives. Searching for freedom and running from the law, his appearance jeopardizes everything the family holds dear.
On the brink of our upcoming presidential election, this suspenseful thriller grapples with the future consequences of our policies today and the true cost of the American dream.
View talkbacks, related events, and translation services available for twenty50.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Playwright TONY MENESES
Tony Meneses was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Albuquerque/Dallas. He’s a two-time recipient of the Kennedy Center Latinx Playwriting Award (including for twenty50), is published by Dramatists Play Service, and is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Ars Nova Play Group, the Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, and Juilliard.
Director HENRY D. GODINEZ
is Director of the Latino Theatre Festival and Resident Artistic Associate at the Goodman Theatre (in Chicago), a professor at Northwestern University, and co-founder of Teatro Vista.
Personal Closed Captioning in English and Spanish
Feb 8 – Mar 1
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Pre-show happy hour and live music
Sun, Feb 9 at 6:30pm
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Community Series Talkbacks After Each Performance
Feb 9 – Mar 1 | Post-show
Following each performance of twenty50, join an actor from the cast for a topical panel discussion with local community and academic leaders that explores the themes and issues of the play.
Sun, Feb 23 at 6:30pm
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