Truth Be Told

The soul-stirring devised work Crossing the Line, a co-production by Cry Havoc Theater Company and Kitchen Dog Theater, is a piece of "necessary theater" at this time of chaos and crisis.

“Necessary theater” is a phrase that repeatedly came to mind as I watched Crossing the Line, a co-production from Cry Havoc Theater Company and Kitchen Dog Theater. Choose eight talented Dallas-area high school performing arts students, take them to the contested southern border of Texas to interview detainees who seek refuge and asylum in the U.S. (but instead are prosecuted as criminals), and what do you get? 

An eminently important and artistically sophisticated verbatim docudrama. Every single word uttered in the piece is a direct quote from one of numerous sources. Every. Single. Word. Truth be told.