17 Border Crossings

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California Premiere!

Climb aboard a communist-era train from Prague to Belgrade, smuggle KFC out of Egypt, hide away in the wheel well of a transatlantic jet and bolt across the border from Mexico to the U.S. in the dead of night. These are but a few of the border crossings on the itinerary in this dazzling trip around the world with award-winning theatre director, designer and performer Thaddeus Phillips. Using lighting, shadows, humor and his magnetic charm, Phillips weaves a witty, enlightening and surreal examination of imaginary lines, arbitrary passports and curious customs.

Reviews

Valerie-Jean Miller

Thaddeus Phillips, an internationally acclaimed Theater Director/Designer, and the Creator, Performer and Scenic Designer of his one-man show entitled "17 Border Crossings," has created a vividly imaginative journey on stage, based on his own intercontinental travelings. Directed by Tatiana Mallarino, the California premiere, after playing in New York, Moscow and Hong Kong to sold out crowds, taxied in to Santa Monica at the Broad Stage, for a two-night run, January 24th and 25th, 2020.

sweet - Valerie-Jean Miller - Broadway World - ...read full review


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The writing is too scattershot to tie the disparate pieces together. But there are moments when the political expectations raised by the title are poetically met.

sweet-sour - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review


Valerie-Jean Miller

Thaddeus Phillips, an internationally acclaimed Theater Director/Designer, and the Creator, Performer and Scenic Designer of his one-man show entitled "17 Border Crossings," has created a vividly imaginative journey on stage, based on his own intercontinental travelings. Directed by Tatiana Mallarino, the California premiere, after playing in New York, Moscow and Hong Kong to sold out crowds, taxied in to Santa Monica at the Broad Stage, for a two-night run, January 24th and 25th, 2020.

sweet - Valerie-Jean Miller - Broadway World - ...read full review


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The writing is too scattershot to tie the disparate pieces together. But there are moments when the political expectations raised by the title are poetically met.

sweet-sour - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review