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International Voices Project 2019: Chile Performance
  • Presented By: International Voices Project
  • Location: Instituto Cervantes
  • Address: 31 W. Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Dates: May 2, 2019
  • International Voices Project (IVP) is proud to announce this year’s five-week celebration of international plays. The 10th anniversary season of play readings by playwrights from around the world takes place at Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio, May 2 – June 4. Performances continue on a regular weekly schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The series is presented in collaboration with consulates and other cultural institutions in Chicago. A reception follows each evening’s reading. The International Voices Project is the largest event of its kind in the country and introduces Chicago audiences to some of the most exciting voices on the international theater scene. Performances are free to the public and reservations are requested. Additional information and updates about the 2019 IVP festival will be available on IVPChicago.org.

    IVP 2019 Schedule is below and can also be viewed by clicking here.
    *NOTE: Schedule is subject to change, online schedule will be updated first.

    Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m.
    From Chile
    Cups of Wrath and Legua’s Gynecologist, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes of Chicago
    Written by Romón Griffero
    Translated by Adam Versényi
    Directed by Jon Dambacher

    A dark comedy about a clown from the "unhappiest country in the world", Moldova, who pins her hopes on a US work visa. Chased by Homeland Security, a deportation letter deflates Nadia's enthusiasm and a pair of spike heels might be all it takes to burst her American Dream (or turn it into a nightmare...). New York City, with its special energy, seems like the perfect solution for her problems, but is it really? Luckily, Nadia is not alone in her journey: A Russian illegal immigrant, Borat, her fellow clown, tries to find his own path in the Big Apple, by working as a cab driver. Lupita, her Latina roommate, an exotic dancer and wanna-be actress, shows Nadia the tough side of the city. Meanwhile, Bob, an American washed-up musician finds himself in the relationship with the Moldovan girl. Aliens With Extraordinary Skills is based on true stories of immigration explored and fictionalized by a playwright who tries to understand her own story. The moral of the "fable" might be that - regardless of our passport and native language - we are all "aliens" in search for love, understanding and a place to call "home".

International Voices Project 2019: Chile Performance
  • Location: Instituto Cervantes
  • Address: 31 W. Ohio St
  • May 2, 2019
  • Instituto Cervantes