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Saturday, September 24, 2016

REVIEW: Enamorarse De Un Incendio A World Class Treat Through 9/24

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We're incredibly fortunate in Chicago to have world class, award winning productions come to us! Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's partnerships with amazing companies around the globe is truly a treasure. Enamorarse De Un Incendio is just such a gem. This is a short run, September 22-24 only, in the intimate upstairs space on the 6th floor of Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Do note, this is entirely in Spanish without subtitles. Brief descriptions are typed in English at the top of each scene, but those fluent in Spanish will get the most out of this production.

Honest and unpretentious...a work you cannot miss. 

  Performed in Spanish with
      projected English introduction
      before each scene

  Run Time: 1 hours 30 minutes,
     (no intermission)

This production resembles Romeo and Juliet in theme only (star crossed lovers, suicide, tragedies) not in plot or characters. There is little action in this dialogue driven drama that encompasses three time periods from the 1930's to present day, and a floral portrait with a tragic, storied history that connects them all. Yet the themes of love and loss are timeless, universal and achingly human. Recommended.


A modern play both in form and substance, this is the culmination of an exciting collaboration between one of Mexico City’s most innovative and courageous theaters, Foro Shakespeare, and the award-winning Chilean playwright, Eduardo Pavez Goye. It is a contemporary, cultural response to the thought-provoking theme of unrequited love—reminiscent of Shakespeare’s own exploration of tangled relationships and the human condition. Presented as three interwoven vignettes, the piece is performed in Spanish, with a projected English introduction before each scene. In one vignette, three colleagues debate what kind of love story to pitch a television station. Another brings a long-lost daughter home, with a request of her estranged parents. The third sees a love triangle blossom among an artist, his friend and art dealer, and the dealer’s girlfriend. Each in turn scrutinizes the consequences of love unrealized—reaching far beyond the lover and the beloved.

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