De Novo, a play by Jeffrey Solomom

Thursday March 28

  • By: HIAS Pennsylvania, Penn Law Immigrants’ Rights Project
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Penn Law Fitts Auditorium
    3501 Sansom Street
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Contact:
    HIAS Pennsylvania
  • Website:
  • Source: Pennsylvania

HIAS Pennsylvania and the Penn Law Immigrants' Rights Project will present the return of De Novo, a theatre production written and directed by Jeffery Solomon, on March 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., in the Penn Law Fitts Auditorium, 3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia.

The production will be put on by Jeffrey Solomon's New York City based theatre company, Houses on the Moon and will be followed by a talk-back with the cast and local immigration advocates and a cocktail reception.

The play follows the story of Edgar Chocoy, a Guatemalan boy who came to the United States in search of his mother and escape from the gang in his hometown that had given the "green light" to kill him when he tried to defect. Shortly after arriving, Edgar is caught by US immigration authorities and put into deportation proceedings.

Written entirely from trial transcripts, interviews and legal documents, De Novo shows the flaws in our current immigration legal system and the struggles young immigrants face.

Admission is free for Penn Law students, faculty and their guests. These tickets may be obtained at

For others, tickets cost $30 and may be purchased at Tickets are 100% tax deductible.

  • CLE Credit Comments: This program has been approved for 2.0 hours of substantive law CLE credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be avaialable in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credits should bring separate payment in the amount of $25.00 by cash or check payable to "The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania."