Diplomatic Relations

Phebe Wahl | March 29, 2019 | Feature Features National

Catch Alan Cumming while you can during his one night only stint, Legal Immigrant.
Alan Cumming

“It’s going to be funny, sad, all of it—a smorgasbord,” says Tony Award winner Alan Cumming of his upcoming cabaret show titled Legal Immigrant at Musco Center for the Arts. “I became an American citizen 10 years ago,” he shares. “[The show] is about my coming to this country [and] what it’s like to be an outsider both in your adopted homeland and your own homeland.” The acclaimed actor and singer will perform songs and stories while diving deep into the immigration discourse with his signature swagger. “It doesn’t really matter what the prefix is, whether it’s ‘legal’ or ‘illegal,’” he explains. “The way that immigrants have been vilified has a very negative connotation. I think people [relate] to authenticity, and I’m an authentic person. What you see is what you get, and I think that’s why people respond [positively] to me.” Join the conversation April 17 when Cumming graces the Chapman University stage for one night only. 7:30pm, tickets $40-$85


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