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Photo: Chicago based playwright Ike Holter. Courtesy of Teatro Vista.
Teatro Vista announced today three world premieres for the upcoming 2016-17 season.
PARACHUTE MEN by South Texas playwright Mando Alvarado lands first at the Richard Christiansen Theater at The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theater, where Teatro Vista is in residence. Ensemble member Tommy Rivera-Vega leads the cast in Alvarado’s dramatic comedy about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. Ricardo Gutiérrez directs. Previews start September 10. Press opening is Friday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run through October 16.
THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK by Chicago playwright Ike Holter, commissioned by Teatro Vista, is the company’s winter premiere. Ensemble members Sandra Márquez and Gabriel Ruíz lead the cast in Holter’s highly-charged exploration of racial profiling, media manipulation and family relationships in Chicago. Previews start January 28. Press opening is Friday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run through March 5.
Teatro Vista’s season finale is the world premiere of LA HAVANA MADRID, a theatrical, cinematic and musical history of Latino Caribbeans in Chicago by ensemble member Sandra Delgado. Fellow ensemble member Cheryl Lynn Bruce directs Delgado’s immersive documentary theater experience, complete with live music, based on the true story of the 1960’s Chicago nightclub, La Habana Madrid. Previews begin April 14. Press opening is Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run through May 21.
Single tickets to Teatro Vista’s season go on sale August 1 via the Victory Gardens box office, (773) 871-3000 and online at teatrovista.org. Single tickets are $20-$35, with discounts for early bird purchasers, students, seniors and groups of 10 or more.