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Preview: Trouble in ‘River City’ 

“This play has excited me more than any in a long time,” says Esther Almazan, who directs Borderlands Theater’s production of “River City” by Diana Grisanti. A young woman’s father dies and she makes some surprising discoveries as she deals with the things he left behind, including a photograph which prompts a journey to uncover the secrets of several generations in Louisville, Kentucky.

“It’s a wonderful representation of Borderlands and the work that they do,” she says. Many think that everything Borderlands does is about Latino life, but that’s not so. It strives to shed light on all sorts of boundaries, or borders, real or artificial, geographical and racial, male and female. Rasson Wofford, Edward, an African-American who grew up in a white orphanage, but now finds himself among people “who look like him,” says Rasson in an interview on YouTube. “But he feels like a fish out of water” when his circumstances change.

Also, upcoming is the tribute dinner for Barclay Goldsmith, who founded and directed Borderlands for 28 years. It is scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at the YWCA, 525 N. Bonita Ave. Tickets are still available.

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