ISLA Hit the Lights! Theater Co.
About This Show
In Hit the Lights! Theater Co.’s new shadow play with music, ISLA (pronounced eese-luh) is a story about the harsh realities of political refugees, the difficulties of starting over, the love of family and the spirit of female brawn. Inspired by documentary theater, Hayao Miyazaki, and the original poetry and songs of Maria De Lourdes Blain (a political refugee who escaped Cuba with her sisters in the ‘69 freedom flights to the United States), Hit the Lights! presents a magical world not so different from our own.
about the artists
Hit the Lights! Theater Co. is an award winning company created to tell simple stories well and through unconventional ways. Original works include DUNGEON (Audience Pick at the Cincinnati Fringe and Editors Pick at the Minnesota Fringe), WHALES (nominated for three Innovative Theater Awards) and immersive theater experience THE OTHER RHINE (Know Theatre of Cincinnati). HTL!’s Off-Broadway credits include HORSETALE at Ars Nova’s 2017 ANT Fest, La MaMa’s Puppet Slam and most recently DUNGEON at Ars Nova. HTL! is currently the 2018 Company-In-Residence at Ars Nova.