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A staged reading of a new play by Alix Hudson
Directed by Roxanne Tapia
Stage directions read by Jojo Sena de Tarnoff

April 29
Teatro Paraguas

Hummingbird takes place in an unspecified first-world country. Nadia (Alexandra Renzo) and Miriam (Jeni Nelson) are best friends and seniors in high school; Sam (Israel Alvarez) is Nadia's big brother and works at a local factory. After Nadia and Sam's parents are deported for being undocumented immigrants, however, Nadia falls into a coma-like state - the so-called "Apathy Syndrome" that's plaguing the children of refugees. Trying to simultaneously use Nadia's sickness as grounds for their parents' reentry while debating her motives, Sam and Miriam navigate their changed lives and relationships with Nadia. Memories, as well as Nadia's dream-like monologues about hummingbirds, are woven throughout.