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Theatre & Performing Arts

The American Dream

Subtext Studio TC announces the world premiere play The American Dream by Juan Ramirez, Jr., as part of Destinos: 6th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.
Under the direction of Subtext Studio’s Artistic Director Omar Fernandez, The American Dream examines the price of freedom. Guatemalan immigrant Corina has made her way across the border guided by Efren, a human smuggler, aka coyote. Efren imprisons her while awaiting the final payment from her husband. Lies and truth get tangled as each desperately battles for their own definitions of freedom. Run time is about 90 minutes with no intermission.

Performances on Sunday evenings on October 8, 15 and 22 will be in Spanish with English subtitles. Spanish subtitles will be available at the October 7-14 shows. Post show discussions will be held after the October 7, 7:30 p.m. show for the Destinos Festival opening (including a cast Q&A), and following the October 29, 3:30 p.m. performance.

Tickets are $22 (for students, seniors and military with ID), $25 (general admission), $30 (reserved seating), and are available at Free and paid street parking is available, and the theater is near the Green Harlem/Lake CTA stop.


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