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Amarillo
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater is proud to present Mexico’s most celebrated theater ensembles, Teatro Línea de Sombra, in our new third theater, The Yard, as part of the inaugural Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, Destinos. In the largest international engagement of the festival, A man—any man—departs Mexico for a land of dreams: Amarillo, Texas. But he never arrives. Far away, a woman reconstructs his journey, imagining what might have transpired not only for him, but for the thousands of other faceless men and women who have taken the same path—and for those who were left behind. Told through projected images, monologues, movement, and a collage of atmospheric settings evoking layers of national and individual identity, Amarillo is a naturalistic portrait of one (or any) immigrant’s efforts to reach something, somewhere, better. Using visceral imagery, evocative soundscapes, and a myriad of storytelling techniques, the company has built an encompassing theatrical experience, for which they have twice been awarded the title of Best Research Theatre in Mexico (2000, 2005).

    Performed in Spanish with projected English translation.

Amarillo
  • Location: Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Address: 800 E. Grand Ave.
  • October 17, 2017 - October 29, 2017
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Tickets start at $45 with a season subscription
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday