PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The forged and crew of “A Crossing” are working by their remaining rehearsals earlier than the musical makes its world premiere at Barrington Stage Firm subsequent week.
“This present is the story of a gaggle of migrants to cross the border from Mexico to the U.S,” director and co-choreographer, Joshua Bergasse, mentioned. “All of them come from totally different backgrounds, they usually’re all trying to begin a brand new life in america.”
Bergasse’s dad and mom are each immigrants, and he’s wished to inform this story for years. He hopes this present will assist humanize the individuals coming to the U.S. throughout the southern border.
“I actually wished to indicate what they undergo, the place they arrive from, what their hopes and desires are, and the fact and hazard of constructing the selection to make this crossing,” Bergasse mentioned.
The present depends closely on dance to assist inform the story. For co-choreographer Alberto Lopez, the story is a really private one, having crossed the border himself when he was a baby.
“After they provided this chance to me, it was little question it settle for it immediately as a result of that is a part of my story,” Lopez, who was born in Mexico, mentioned. “That is a part of me.”
Lopez needs individuals to get a greater understanding concerning the lives of migrants, and he’s 100% assured it is going to have an enduring influence on everybody within the viewers.
“I do know each single individual, after they see the present, they’re going to really feel proud about what they create to this nation and what they’re,” Lopez mentioned.
“A Crossing” runs from September 23 by October 17 on the Boyd-Quinson Stage in Pittsfield.