Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey.
By: Cheryl, New York | New York | United States
Dates: Sep 24,2013 07:30 PM - Sep 24,2013 08:55 PM || Sep 25,2013 07:30 PM - Sep 25,2013 08:55 PM
Alien Citizen, the play
September 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm
"Touching, absorbing, riveting tale."
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Who are you when you’re from everywhere and nowhere?
Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey is a funny and poignant one-woman show about growing up as a dual citizen of mixed heritage in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East, and New England.
Running time: 85 minutes
Trailer for ALIEN CITIZEN: An Earth Odyssey
A SAMPLE OF AUDIENCE MEMBERS' RESPONSES
What an engaging, poignant and entertaining show! Every once in a while you stumble upon a little gem of a play...what a delicious, fulfilling evening of theatre! How refreshing your voice is, how interesting (even educational).
-Marilyn Tokuda, Arts Education Director, East West Players
Best Friday night I've had in months. What an accomplishment and what a lovely, enlightening, and haunting evening. This is remarkable theatre and your point of view is a wonderful gift to us all.
-Terri Wagener, Author/Screenwriter
Elizabeth Liang's comic timing, flair for the telling detail, massive range of emotive ability, and willingness to wrench open the wounds we all have are what first strike the viewer. But what remains is the knowledge that we gain from all great art: we are not alone.
-Dr. Wendy Laura Belcher, Princeton University
As a fellow TCK I am so thrilled that you are getting "our story" out there. I found so much of what you said healing for me - "me too, me too, me too!" I wanted to yell out. You were so honest and raw and and bare. Congratulations! May your show live a long life.
-Diahann Reyes, Writer/Actor
Elizabeth Liang, like President Obama, is a Third Culture Kid or a TCK. Third Culture Kids are the children of international business people, global educators, diplomats, missionaries, and the military -- anyone whose family has relocated overseas because of a job placement. Liang weaves humorous stories about growing up as an Alien Citizen abroad with American commercial jingles providing her soundtrack through language confusion, first love, culture shock, Clark Gable, and sandstorms…
Our protagonist deals with the decisions every global nomad has to make repeatedly: to adapt or to simply cope; to build a bridge or to just tolerate. From being a Guatemalan-American teen in North Africa to attending a women’s college in the USA, Alien Citizen reflects her experience that neither one was necessarily easier than the other. She realizes that girls across the world are growing into womanhood in environments that can be hostile to females (including the USA). How does a young girl cope as a border/culture/language/religion straddler in country after country that feels "other" to her when she is the “other?” Where is the line between respecting others and betraying yourself?
Humor is a great survival mechanism! And friends make all the difference.
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