Art Imitates Life

EMU Production Tells Immigrants’ Story: From Deepest Despair To Heights Of Happiness

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Posted: October 27, 2012

Jossimar Diaz-Castro stands with his arm around his mother, Catalina Castro. As a student at EMU, Diaz-Castro works to put his turbulent childhood in the past, while continuing to strive for the future his mother fought to give him after fleeing Mexico. (Photo by Samantha Cole)
Set decorations show Santo Toribio Romo, the patron saint of Mexican immigrants, in the play “No Roosters in the Desert,” written by Kara Hartzler and directed by Heidi Winters Vogel. The final show will be staged beginning at 7:30 p.m. tonight at EMU’s MainStage Theater. (Photo by Holly Marcus / Special to the DN-R)
“We put one foot in front of the other and asked God for help with the next,” writes Kara Hartzler, in the voice of Marcela.
A Guadalajaran woman crossing the border from Mexico into Arizona,…

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