OLLU to host production of play on immigration crisis ‘The Line in the Sand’

OLLU is teaming up with Teatro Farolito to host a production of the play, “The Line in the Sand: Stories from the US/Mexico Border – A Catholic Relief Services Drama,” on July 29 at 3 p.m. in Thiry Auditorium.

Written by Jared Delaney, Baird Kistner, Kevin Kostic, Gina Pisasale and Elizabeth Pool, the play tells the story of five writers and actors who were sent in 2005 to the Arizona-Mexico border by Catholic Relief Services to investigate the immigration crisis. During their visit, the group met with and spoke to people with diverse interests and perspectives, who were all trying to grapple with the urgent and volatile issues. “The Line in the Sand” was crafted from those contending voices, compiled from taped interviews and transcripts. The play illustrates the complex struggle, tension and heartache that surrounds a real place.

The play is directed by José Rubén De León and features Marisa Varela, Spencer Oldham, Juan Calderon, Andy Thorton, Josh Segovia, Amanda Ireta-Goode, Magda Porter, Luis Garcia Jr., Keli Rosa Cabunoc, Carlos Alvarado, Eraina Porras and Alyx Irene González.

The play will end with a call to action. Catholic Relief Services, Interfaith Welcome Coalition, San Antonio Sanctuary Network and others will be present to share information on how to support immigrants.

The play is free and open to the public. Offerings will be collected to benefit Catholic Relief Services. The program is organized by the OLLU Center for Women in Church and Society.

For more information, contact Roxanna Chavez at 210-528-7171 or rchavez@ollusa.edu.