Freedom, NY: A Play of Familial Relations and Cultural Intersections at Theater WitTheater Wit (1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640)
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Fight Girl is E-V, a tough-as-nails prizefighter who also happens to be the last human woman in the galaxy. Battle World is her planet, a place where all the alien races come together for epic battles to the death and spectators bet on the outcome. E-V has much more to worry about than her next fight, though. She is being pursued by the United Galactic Alliance -- an evil empire on the verge of eradicating humanity. This science-fiction satire from Qui Nguyen, the creator of the 2011 InFusion Theatre Company hit Soul Samurai, gets its Midwestern premiere with this production, which is packed with innovative video projection, puppetry, stage combat and more. A Critic's Pick in Time Out Chicago, the show stars Sheila O'Connor as E-V. Learn More
1 Goldstar Member Review
Written on Jun 06 2011
The actors were superb! Unfortunately, the play attempts to develop too themes and lacks depth.
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Quotes & Highlights
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
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.