MADENUSA with English subtitles
MADENUSA by Claudia Soroka
Synopsis of the play:
While it parallels Nelly Fernández Tiscornia's play Made in Lanús (Hecho en Argentina), presented to the public in 2011, Soroka's play also refers to one of the many facets of the immigrant community.
In an attempt to restart a life that had been interrupted, Mabel and Osvaldo, long-time residents of the United States, invite "la Yoli" and "el Negro*" to come and visit from Argentina. What happens when the world one has left behind is suddenly back?
With artistry and a sensitivity polished by life itself, Soroka has created an amusing piece, fresh and engaging, highlighting the immigrant's experience and delving into the intricacies of adjusting to a different culture.
The play evokes time and time again the dilemma of those who left as well as the impact of their decision on the ones who stayed behind. It is an invitation to reflect and rejoice while remembering past choices and celebrating the freedom to make them.
*A commonly used Argentine term of affection.