By Stephanie Alison Walker
A visit from two strangers exposes a 37-year-old secret in this play about the long and devastating repercussions of Argentina’s “Dirty War.”
Written as a companion play to THE MADRES.
The play asks how one goes on when their entire life is thrown into question by a terrible betrayal. How does one continue after discovering their entire life is a lie? We watch as she struggles to find a way to accept the truth and figure out who she is in the face of everything she has lost. We watch the people around her fight to stay in her life, to stay above the surface and as they cling to their own personal truth and hope. The Abuelas incorporates moments of magical realism and heightened theatricality while exploring the heart’s capacity for forgiveness even in the face of the harshest betrayal. It asks, what would you do?
With: Sandra Marquez, Charin Alvarez, Cruz Gonzalez Cadel, Alba Rodriguez Guerra, Miguel Nunez, and Andre Teamer
Friday, March 24th, 12pm at Chicago Dramatists
1105 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60642
Announcing the Chicago premiere of Brujos!
Come see the first installment of the first season of Brujos at the Claudia Cassidy Theater of the
Chicago Cultural Center.
Wednesday, March 1 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Doors Open/Red Carpet: 6:00PM
Screening and Performance: 6:30PM
BRUJOS is a queer-of-color web series that follows four gay Latino grad students that are also witches as they try and survive the school semester and a witch hunt led by the wealthy, white, male and heteronormative descendants of the first New World colonizers. BRUJOS isn't just about superficial representation, it's an attempt at revolutionary entertainment that is sorely needed in this political moment.
BRUJOS was written by Ricardo Gamboa and is directed by Gamboa and Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke , produced in collaboration with Cinema Libertad
and distributed by Open TV - beta.
Brown, queer and raised in Chicago’s working-class Southside communities, Gamboa wrote BRUJOS to center the lives of people of color and queer and non-normative people who are often absent in media representation.
Artists Repertory Theatre Presents
A SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT
By EM Lewis
In 1985, eight scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station in Antarctica trying to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky. Hailing from vastly different cultures and experiences and isolated from the outside world, these men and women face life or death challenges and must depend upon each other for survival. Grappling with scientific questions with looming global implications and their own inner demons, what they discover will change the world forever.
Winner of the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama
Paris Time: World Premiere
By Steven Peterson
A gripping and sophisticated drama that looks behind the headlines at anti-Semitism in today’s France. When Deborah, the wife of a successful American executive based in Paris, becomes an activist defending a young Jewish Frenchwoman, Charles gets caught in the corporate hot seat. Company policy demands him to withdraw from the political limelight or lose his career, but if he won’t get involved, he may lose his marriage. With everything on the line, this winner of theREP’s Next Act Play Summit, brings today’s issues right into our living rooms.
Friday, January 26, 2018 to Sunday, February 18, 2018
Steven Peterson is a Chicago-based playwright whose new play THE ACTUARY will be premiered at Peninsula Players in the summer of 2017. Other recent full-length productions include AFFLUENCE (Theatre 40, Los Angeles) and THE INVASION OF SKOKIE (Chicago Dramatists, revival by ShPIel Theatre). His one-act plays have been produced by The Pittsburgh New Works Festival, The Artistic Home, Step Up Productions, and The Second City Training Center. His plays in development have been presented at Cleveland Play House, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Capital Repertory Theatre, Centre Stage (Greenville SC), and Theatre Ariel (Philadelphia). He is a two-time winner of the Julie Harris Playwrights Award and a winner of the Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition. Steve is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and is represented by the Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency of NYC.
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