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Back Home... A Journey of Caribbean Immigration, Performed at ASU's Polytechnic campus


January 08, 2001

MESA, Ariz.--The one-woman show, Back Home, performed by author, actress Dale Byam, is coming to Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, 8 p.m., in the Williams Campus Union, Ballroom.

Byam relates historical and shared memories of Afro-Caribbeans seeking new beginnings in a new homeland. Byam a native of Trinidad and now an ASU West professor, tells individual stories of immigration that stretch across gender, economical, educational, and political boundaries, pointing out along the way the longing for the familiarity of "back home." The play is directed by Charles St. Clair, a well-known Valley actor and theater director as well as a member of the ASU West faculty.

Back Home has recently been performed at New York University and has received invitations to be performed at numerous venues in and out of the country. Byam and St. Clair's ultimate goal for the play is to perform at the National Black Theatre Festival held in North Carolina this summer.

The ASU's Polytechnic campus showing is free and open to the public. In lieu of admission, donations to the East Valley Boys & Girls Club, Williams Campus Branch, are being accepted. For more information and directions call 480/727-1088.

Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus is located at the intersection of Power and Williams Field roads in Mesa, just West of the Williams Gateway Airport.