Just Like Us

By: Karen Zacarias & Directed By: Xavier Custodio 

February 24, 2017 through March 12, 2017

 Chicago Dramatists 1105 W. Chicago Ave


Based on Helen Thorpe's bestselling book, this documentary-style play follows four Latina teenage girls in Denver-two of whom are documented and two who are not-through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls' opportunities, or lack thereof. When a political firestorm arises, each girl's future becomes increasingly complicated. Just Like Us poses difficult, yet essential questions about what makes us American.