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1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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Street parking is sometimes available, particularly for matinees. Or, for $10 (payable immediately) have one of the valets park your car. Call ahead to make sure the valet service will be offered for the performance you plan to attend.
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Allow plenty of time to find parking. Theater has a very small lot that is hard to find.
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Website

http://teatrovista.com/stage/freedom-ny.html

Quotes & Highlights

Read an interview with playwright Jennifer Barclay.
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Description

In the year following a brutal school shooting, Justice Mayflower keeps her 12-year-old granddaughter, Portia, nestled safe at home in their garden. But their little cocoon is ruptured when Gabriel, a vibrant young Mexican, moves in next door with skulls and a shovel. Rumors ripple throughout the town, Mayflower clings onto her authority and, in the middle of the night, Gabriel teaches Portia how to face death and celebrate life through Dia de los Muertos.

Written by Jennifer Barclay

Directed by Joe Minoso

*Cast *

Paige Collins – Portia

Cheryl Lynn Bruce – Mayflower

Desmin Borges – Gabriel

About the Ticket Supplier: Teatro Vista

Celebrating our 21st season, Teatro Vista introduces a new identity that represents our future, uniqueness, authenticity and pride as the largest, non-profit-equity, Latino theater company producing full scale, Latino oriented, theatrical productions in English.

In the fall of 1989, Teatro Vista was but a fragile thought, concept, idea that was born out of a conversation between the two founders, Edward Torres and Henry Godinez. The two met while working together in a play in Chicago. At that time, they were actors who shared a passion and were similarly inspired by the lack of acting opportunities, beyond stereotypical casting roles, that were available to Latino actors and actresses. Their conversations became heated as they discussed Latino writers and scripts that not only challenged the actors but the director and audience. They grew anxious to find a platform to share their creative energies and share their message with people from all walks of life and varying cultures. Hence, in 1990, Teatro Vista was born.

A fledgling theater company that sought to celebrate our humanity, aspirations and hopes for a world where our similarities far outweigh our differences; using the stage to engage, connect, and challenge audience members via stories that reflect the universality of our humanity, but which are told from the Latino perspective. In essence, offering a different point of view.