Living Large in a Mini Kind of Way | 5.14.12

An intimate look at large-than-life issues

Teatro Luna’s premiere of Living Large in a Mini Kind of Way is a somewhat surreptitious show. What begins as a candy-colored sitcom becomes an absorbing tale about how discrimination can evolve not from the things we aren’t, but the things we once were. This kind of discrimination takes the form of not only the traditional stereotyping, but also the far more subtle patronizing air of superiority. With wit and sympathy, Living tells a tale of two sets of Latina sisters. The only difference between the two is that one is second generation American, while the other is desperately attempting to gain access to that elusive American dream. What seems like a minor difference becomes a hot button issue when it proves too small a separation for the comfort of those who have been given what others desire.

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