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Glass Half Full Present Theatre Presents "The Cucuy Project"

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:30pm

The Cucuy Project Flyer, featuring a woman hiding in a potato sack. Information about the performances  and official logos

September 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2018 


The Cucuy Project is a work-in-progress sharing and post-performance discussion of the issues (immigration, ICE, detention, Latino Folklore) that are the foundation of this new work from Glass Half Full Theatre.

Jesus Valles and Gricelda Silva play undocumented Latin American siblings living in Texas in the apartment of their older cousin (Lori Navarrete). In the midst of sweeping ICE raids, the older brother turns to the Latino tradition of telling terrifying stories to children (to make them behave) to train his little sister on tactics to avoid immigration agents. (Stay hidden. Don’t speak. Don’t resist.) Left alone, the siblings apply everything they know about escaping the boogeymen of their imaginations to avoid the very real threat of ICE agents who intend to tear their family apart.

Glass Half Full Theatre is working with folklorist Emily Socolov and various local groups that support the rights of immigrants and detainees to support our story-making.

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Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
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