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Pictured: Ivonne Coll
Teatro Vista announced today that award-winning Latin film, TV and stage actor Ivonne Coll, who plays matriarch Alba Villanueva on TV’s Jane The Virgin, will lead the cast of the company’s Spring world premiere, THE MADRES directed by Artistic Director Ricardo Gutiérrez.
In addition to Coll as Josefina, the grandmother, THE MADRES stars Lorena Diaz (Carolina, the mother), Ramón Carmín (Padre Juan), Felipe Carrasco (Diego) and Ilse Zacharias (Belén, the daughter).
Designers are Jose Manuel Diaz (set), Uriel Gomez (costumes), Jessica Doyle (lights) and Eric Backus (sound). Jennifer Aparicio is production manager. Stage manager is Stephanie Hurowitz.
From the press release: “Set in the late 1970s during Argentina’s notorious Guerra Sucia, or ‘Dirty War,’ THE MADRES by Stephanie Alison Walker tells the empowering story of three generations of women – a grandmother, a mother and a daughter – and their desperate attempt to keep their family intact in the face of state-sponsored intimidation, kidnappings and murder.
The Madres premieres April 21-May 27, 2018 at Victory Gardens, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, in the Richard Christiansen Theater.