Sandra Delgado, creator of LA HAVANA MADRID, plays the title character in the world premiere. Photo by Joel Maisonet. Review: LA HAVANA MADRID – Teatro Vista at Steppenwolf By Jonald Jude Reyes It’s the music – the rhythm, the beat, and the culture. There’s an essence to music that’s like...
But the real joy in the production are all the subtle and not so subtle references to other Shakespeare quotes and plays.
When the lights came up at the end of this play’s seventy minutes, my friend and I looked at each other both surprised to have tears in our eyes.
While an extremely talented cast shines (from more than just the thousands of crystals on the costumes), the adaptation focuses too heavily on unnecessary backstory that ends up detracting from the overall plot.
When you come to see THE?UNICORN?HOUR? — and you will be very happy when you do — you learn from the cast that joy is an active choice, requiring a shift of perception of the world around you.
The Yard and Jackalope’s co-production of this compelling story is one of the most important pieces of theater in Chicago right now.