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Pictured: Ayssette Muñoz
Teatro Vista’s has set the cast and production staff for its season opener, “Hope: Part II of A Mexican Trilogy” by Evelina Fernández, presented as part of DESTINOS – the 3rd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.
“Hope” is billed as a music-filled comedic drama following the life of a Mexican American family in the turbulent 1960s America.
The production will be co-directed by Teatro Vista artistic director Ricardo Gutiérrez and ensemble member Cheryl Lynn Bruce. The cast features Teatro Vista ensemble members Eddie Martinez (Charlie), Ayssette Muñoz (Gina) and Tommy Rivera-Vega (Rudy), with Janyce Caraballo (Betty), Andrea Canizares-Fernandez (Mari), Michelle Jasso (Elena), Nick Mayes (Johnny) Victor Marana (Enrique) and Joaquin Rodarte (Bobby). The design team includes Jose Manuel Diaz (set), Sanja Manakowski (costumes) and Joe Burke (lighting and video design). The stage manager is Alden Vasquez.
Performances are September 21-October 27, 2019 at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets go on sale August 5 at thedentheatre.com or (773) 697-3830.