Goodman Latino Theatre Festival

Goodman Theatre
170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The Goodman presents its third Latino Theatre Festival. Curated by Goodman Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez, the festival features an exciting mix of local, national and international theater companies, bringing two weeks of unique style and tradition to the Goodman. From theater for young audiences to staged readings of new works to full-fledged dramas in Spanish, the festival presents an array of work and talent. Main Festival Offerings: Click on links below for further information. Aguijón Theatre Company performs Yerma Comediants performs Las Mil y Una Noches Universes performs Blue Sweat Compañía Marta Carrasco performs Ga-gà Marta Carrasco performs Aiguardent Pia Fraus performs Bichos do Brasil The Crossing New Play Readings In the Owen All readings in English The Book of Titus and Other Latino Bible Stories Written and Performed by Luis Alfaro, directed by Chay Yew August 4 and 5 | $10/$15 Award-winning playwright, poet, performer and community activist Luis Alfaro returns to the Goodman with a workshop presentation of a brand new solo piece inspired by the voices of L.A.'s Chicano community. El Grito Del Bronx by Migdalia Cruz, cirected by Lisa Portes August 5 | Free On her wedding day, Lulu must confront her brother Papo's legacy of violence before she can feel entitled to happiness. Set in a poetic memoryscape that travels between the 1970s and 1990s -- from childhood to death row, from white dresses to orange jumpsuits, from murder to redemption -- Lulu and Papo discover that what bends them is not only the haunted darkness, but also the freedom to turn on the light. Dark Play, or Stories for Boys, written and Directed by Carols Murrillo August 5 | Free "I want to fall in love." This phrase, found in an otherwise innocuous personal ad posted in the Internet, sets off a series of cyberspace adventures that lead two teenage boys -- desperate for intimacy and a sense of meaning -- to the brink of death. Quita Mitos, by Tanya Saracho, cirected by Coya Paz In association with Teatro Luna August 6 | Free In this collection of interlocking monologues, playwright and performer Tanya Saracho introduces us to three very different Mexican American women who all find themselves in the same place -- lost and alone, unsure of who they are and caught between countries, languages and desires.

Visit the Goodman Latino Theatre Festival website:

http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Production.aspx?tess=1252