In conjunction with the upcoming premiere productions of José Rivera’s Another Word for Beauty and Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 (adapted for the stage by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley), Goodman Theatre will present an in-depth look at the remarkable range of contemporary Latina and Latino writers working in theater with A Celebration of Latina/o Artists. Working in tandem with some of Chicago’s outstanding smaller theater companies, the Goodman will present free staged readings and panel discussions that highlight the extraordinary careers and influential writings of Rivera and María Irene Fornés, two of America’s most accomplished writers for the stage. Additional programs in the celebration will focus on the extraordinary poetry of Bolaño, Gabriel García Márquez and other seminal writers. The celebration will take place January 16 through March 13 at Goodman Theatre, Northwestern University and other Chicago locations.
School of the Americas
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
By José Rivera | Directed by Juan Castañeda
Presented by URBANTHEATER COMPANY
7:30pm | UrbanTheater Company (2620 W. Division St.)
FREE, Reservations Required
In the Bolivian jungle, Che Guevara is captured and held in a one-room schoolhouse. For two days, his fate remains in limbo until a young school teacher in the village insists that she be granted permission to speak to the famous revolutionary.