Family, Community and the Importance of Place

An immensely entertaining storyteller, Sanchez spins a true tale of tangled history in the high desert town where her family was among the original settlers under the Spanish Land Grants of 1734. Almost 300 years later, the community devolved into a maelstrom of disputed land rights and lawsuits with her father playing a prominent role.

“A tour de force performer and powerful writer”Chicago Sun Times

Age Recommendation

This performance is deeply personal and human and will be best appreciated by patrons ages 14 and up.

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Dec 18 2015

KJ Sanchez brings Highway 47 to PRC²

In a fascinating story expertly told, KJ shares a unique family history and what it was like to live under 300 year-old Spanish land grants in the high desert of New Mexico, where her family was among the original settlers.

REVIEWS

KJ Sanchez’s “Highway 47” Offers Hard-Hitting Self-Exploration
By Susie Potter
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
January 11, 2016

Highway 47, KJ Sanchez’s History Lesson About Old New Spain, Is a Wonderful One-Woman Show
By Martha Keravuori and Chuck Galle
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
January 8, 2016

In Highway 47, KJ Sanchez Transforms Her Family’s Story into Capital-H History at PlayMakers Rep
By Pamela Vesper and Kurt Benrud
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
January 8, 2016

Further on Down the Road: Highway 47 Runs through PRC2
By Kate Dobbs Ariail
Classical Voice of North Carolina
January 6, 2016

NEWS

In PRC2’s Highway 47, KJ Sanchez Turns Her Family History into a Provocative One-Woman Show
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
January 6, 2016

PlayMakers continues PRC2 series with KJ Sanchez in ‘Highway 47’
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
December 15, 2015

PlayMakers to Begin the New Year with HIGHWAY 47, 1/6-10
Broadway World
December 15, 2015

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