TEATRO VISTA LAUNCHES VICTORY GARDENS RESIDENCY WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF MARTÍN ZIMMERMAN'S WHITE TIE BALL, THE STORY OF TWO BROTHERS - ONE EASILY IDENTIFIED AS LATINO, ANOTHER WHO ISN'T - NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 13, 2013
ChiIL Live Shows will be there tonight for the press opening and we'll have a full review up shortly. Teatro Vista's high caliber, multicultural offerings are a true local treasure. Don't miss this world premier.
Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest non-profit Equity Latino theater company, will launch the company's first season as a resident company at Victory Gardens Theater with the world premiere of White Tie Ball, Martín Zimmerman's new play about two brothers, one easily identified as Latino, another who isn't, and the moral and emotional dilemmas they find themselves in.
Teatro Vista co-founder Edward Torres, fresh from his acclaimed world premiere staging of Quiara Alegría Hudes' The Happiest Songs Play Last this spring at Goodman Theatre, will direct. White Tie Ball will star Teatro Vista Ensemble members Marvin Quijada and Gabriel Ruiz, along with Jan Radcliff and Nate Santana. Designers include Collette Pollard (set), Christine Pascual (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights).
White Tall Ball opens Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Victory Gardens' 109-seat Richard Christiansen Theater. Performance times through October 13 are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. All tickets are $25. For tickets and information, call the Victory Gardens box office, 773.871.3000, or purchase online at victorygardens.org.
White Tie Ball is the first of two shows Teatro Vista will present during the company's 2013-2014 residency at Victory Gardens. Next spring, Teatro Vista will stage a revival of Arthur Miller's classic A View from the Bridge, April 11-May 18, 2014. The production will feature an all-Latino cast, including Teatro Vista ensemble members Ricardo Gutierrez, Christina Nieves and Sandra Marquez.
The ideal way to support professional Latino theater in Chicago is to purchase a Teatro Vista 2013-2014 Season Pass, guaranteeing the best seats at the lowest price - only $45 for two shows. To purchase a Teatro Vista Season Pass online at teatrovista.org.
Victory Gardens is located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Metered, street, nearby garage and occasional valet parking is available. The theater is easily accessed via the CTA Red, Purple and Brown lines (Fullerton stop), and the #8 Halsted and #74 Fullerton CTA buses.