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Peter Malmo is a reinterpretation of Mexican writer Juan Rulfo’s classic novel “Pedro Páramo.” Johnny, the protagonist, arrives in a small town in wintery Wisconsin in search of his father. While encountering the ghosts of former residents, Johnny discovers his father’s, his family’s and the town’s past. He also meets a newly arrived immigrant couple determined to revitalize their new hometown. Strap in for this “ScandiMexican tragedy” that brings new light to Rolfo’s themes of death, desolation and rebirth.
Peter Malmo, written by Raúl Dorantes and Mark Litwicki, directed by Chad Eric Bergman, is presented in association with Colectivo el Pozo and Akvavit Theatre. Since its inception in 2009, Colectivo El Pozo has expanded theatrical opportunities for Chicago artists interested in developing Spanish- language theater within the broader scope of immigration. Akvavit Theatre is a Chicago company with a focus on Nordic and Scandinavian works. This is part of Destinos: 6th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.