The Playground Theater is thrilled to present Empanada For A Dream by Juan Francisco Villa.
MONDAY JANUARY 11, 2016 @ 5 pm
Our 2nd MOSAIC program run at Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at 78 East Washington St. on the 4th Floor in The Millennium Room.
Performance of Empanada for a Dream by Juan Francisco Villa
Jeff nominated and award winning solo performer and writer, Juan Villa, will perform his solo show, Empanada for a Dream, which tells his personal story of growing up as the only Colombian in New York’s Lower East Side. The show has performed across the USA in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Syracuse.
This show is FREE to all who attend.
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Juan Villa’s award winning and Jeff nominated show returns to the Chicago stage. Empanada for a Dream transports the audience to Allen Street, in New York’s Lower East Side, everybody’s blasting music – bacchata, merengue and salsa. Everybody’s cooking – plantains, arapas, and empanadas. Boys play baseball and football on the street while the most beautiful girl watches from a window. In his living memoir Juan Francisco Villa uncovers the treasures of his family’s dark legacy.
The performances are in conjunction with The Playground Theater and Chicago Department of Cultural Arts and Special Events
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