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The Mexican Husband / Un Marido Mexicano
An adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s one-act play “The Jewish Wife” (1937), Carranza’s version follows the events of a husband’s final night at home with his wife in Los Angeles before running for the Mexican border. A heartfelt account of the ways in which exclusionary immigration policies play out, ‘The Mexican Husband’ asks questions about the state of humanity in an era of immigration enforcement, border walls, and enduring prejudices — both visible and invisible.
The original play from which this work is adapted comes from a series of playlets Brecht wrote in the 1930s entitled “Fear and Misery of the Third Reich”. These short plays, which included such titles as “Judicial Process” and “The Physicist,” used the methods and devices of Brecht’s epic theatre to offer a deadpan critique of antisemitism in Nazi Germany. - Blank Cheque Press