17 Border Crossings
  • Edinburgh Fringe

'Brilliant and evocative' (Westword.com). Award-winning director, actor and designer Thaddeus Phillips takes you to the frontiers of Brazil, Serbia, Cuba, Bali, Israel, Colombia, Jordan, and Mexico in a dramatic, visual and surreal examination of imaginary lines, arbitrary passports and curious customs. This innovative solo work draws inspiration from the Balkan films of Emir Kustarica, the floor shows of the Tropicana in Havana, musicals about Austria, cheap magic, native myths from the Amazon jungle and Chile Relleno recipes. 'The work grabs you with its intelligence, humor, sarcasm, political critique, all the way until its moving finale' (El Heraldo).