Previews are currently underway for the world premiere of 72 Miles to Go..., a new play by Hilary Bettis about the border crisis, American identity, and a family's coming of age. Directed by Jo Bonney (Cost of Living) at Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre, the new play follows a family (the mother is deported from her home while her husband and children continue living in Arizona) over the course of several years.
72 Miles to Go... will officially open March 10 and features a cast made of of Maria Elena Ramirez (Fish in the Dark, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Anita, Triney Sandoval as Billy, Tyler Alvarez as Aaron, Jacqueline Guillén as Eva, and Bobby Moreno as Christian.
The world premiere, which will open March 10, features set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop.
72 miles to go... is a 2019 Finalist for the Blackburn Prize. Bettis, a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellowship at The Juilliard School, is a playwright and screenwriter (The Americans). Her plays include Queen of Basel, a bilingual adaptation of Miss Julie commissioned by Miami New Drama, which received its world premiere at Studio Theatre earlier this year; and Alligator, produced Off-Broadway with New Georges and The Sol Project.