From: Wharton Center for Performing Arts
East Lansing, MI 48824
A trip around the world via storytelling is effortlessly fluent in 17 Border Crossings, which starts with an empty stage and ends everywhere but! The itinerary: a Communist-era train traveling from Prague to Belgrade; a transatlantic jet to Heathrow; and 15 other border crossings recreated with magnetic charm by director, designer, and storyteller/narrator Thaddeus Phillips (Red-Eye to Havre de Grace). A chair, table, and bar of lights become the settings for body searches at Charles de Gaulle airport, KFC-smuggling in Palestine, and run-ins with the Swedish pop band Ace of Base on Croatian ferries in this engrossing look at the ins and outs of our fragile rite of passage.