SB '1070' play premieres Friday night in Phoenix

A play based on SB-1070, written by James Garcia, opens the curtain at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix.

PHOENIX - The controversial SB1070 is back center stage, but this time it’s not playing out in the legislature, but rather the Herberger Theater.

The play '1070' is a full-length drama spotlighting the legislation that made national headlines.

"I play Dulce Avila," said Anna Flores, one of the lead actresses. "She is the protagonist. She’s an activist. She’s a daughter. She’s also going to school. She’s undocumented, which is a really important part of the story."

For Flores, it was not difficult to find inspiration for her role. She lived it.

"Using Dulce’s character as a voice to speak some of the things that I actually feel," she said, "and have felt and have lived through."

The play is written and directed by James Garcia, who has lived in the Valley for 17 years and worked as a journalist.

"A lot of what was in my head about 1070 came from reporting," said Garcia. "In many ways, what’s in this script is what I’ve been living."

His passion and frustration are now a message.

The premiere is Friday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Herberger Theater.

Encore performances include:

Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m.
Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 2 at 2 p.m.
Friday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 9 at 2 p.m.

Prices are $20 for general admission or $15 for senior citizens and students.

For more information, visit: www.newcarpa.org.

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