CHICAGO: Teatro Vista has announced its 2016-17 season, which will include all world premieres.
The season will kick off with Parachute Men (Sep 10-Oct 16) by Mando Alvarado. Set on Christmas Eve, Parachute Men tells the story of three brothers reunited on the anniversary of their mother’s death. Teatro Vista executive director Ricardo Gutiérrez will direct.
Next up will be Ike Holter’s The Wolf at the End of the Block (Jan 28, 2017-March 5, 2017), a new play that was commissioned by Teatro Vista. The play, which takes place in Chicago, explored the issues of racial profiling, media manipulation, and family relationships. Ensemble members Sandra Márquez and Gabriel Ruíz will star.
The final show in the season will be La Havana Madrid (April 14, 2017-May 21, 2017), written by Teatro Vista ensemble member Sandra Delgado. A self-described “immersive documentary theatre experience,” the play is inspired by a now-defunct Chicago Latino Carribean nightclub and tells the stories of the club’s patrons and musicians. The play also features a live band. Ensemble member Cheryl Lynn Bruce will direct.
Founded in 1990, Teatro Vista presents works that celebrate Latino culture, and is made up of both Latino and non-Latino artists.