Coming in at simply over twenty minutes, there’s the comparatively simple potential for this story to be expanded to fill an hour, if not two. Crimson (Larisa Munoz) helps Irene (Fran Olivares) at ‘Les Madres’, a reduction charity offering meals, water and clothes to people who find themselves attempting to to migrate into america. Caperucita doesn’t discover the legality or in any other case of the strategies of journey, however giant quantities of cash are given over to what can solely be individuals smugglers.
The story, whose script mixes poetry and prose, concentrates on Crimson and her repeated makes an attempt to get from Guatemala to hitch her grandmother in America. The gist of the story is that she is shipped again repeatedly however she retains on attempting anyway, and this newest try might but see her despatched again as soon as extra, relying on the end result of her case, which is working its method by way of the courts. Lots of the particulars aren’t wholly unfamiliar to anybody who has examine individuals searching for the American Dream by any means needed – and likewise, there are individuals who is not going to be deterred from coming to Britain regardless of the deliberate creation by the Dwelling Workplace of a ‘hostile setting’, such is the distinction within the potential high quality of life in comparison with their nation of origin.
This isn’t, nevertheless, a single perspective story, though the smuggler, Wolf (Duncan Hodgkinson Legoux) is portrayed with little, if any, sympathy, maximising his revenue margins by taking full benefit of the fears of those that have been warned of the treacherous circumstances of the desert by way of which they have to move to achieve the land of the free. It doesn’t assist, both, that he has a status for touching girls inappropriately, and Crimson, by way of their repeated encounters, finally ends up taking precautions in opposition to the slightest trace of an advance.
There are, in accordance with the small print given within the manufacturing, giant numbers who don’t make it, together with some smugglers. The play makes a great try at re-enacting a portion of the journey to America, although a pair extra scenes wouldn’t go amiss. Extending the story from its present ending to cowl the struggles of migrants who do ‘make it’ would even be helpful. Does Crimson ever meet the grandmother she’s longing to be reunited with? This work in progress has a promising begin, and a totally fleshed-out model of the story might transform one thing very memorable.
Overview by Chris Omaweng
An image of a tattoo. It belongs to somebody Crimson is aware of… Or, at the very least she thinks it does? To seek out out, she should return in time to fulfill the Man, the Wolf, once more. Weaving collectively poetry, fairytale, and storytelling, Caperucita will take you on a journey throughout borders to locations our characters by no means thought they might return to.
Caperucita asks questions on the actual generational influence of immigration by following the tales of a migrant, a mom, a smuggler and their connection to the border.
Caperucita by Larisa Munoz and Sara Lessmann
Streaming from 13 – 29 November
Tickets: £3 (Obtainable from 7.30pm on 13 November)
This can be a work-in-progress manufacturing.