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April 23, 2012
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Stage News: Los Carralejas at LUNA CENTRAL!
Only 4 Performances: MAY 3rd thru MAY 6th
LOS CARRALEJAS: The story of a kidnapping
By: Raúl Dorantes | Directed by: Carlos Jaime
Luna Central • 3914 N Clark St • Chicago 60613
ONLY 4 Performances: May 3 – May 6, 2012
CHICAGO, IL – April 23, 2012– Colectivo El Pozo makes a 4-performance stop at Luna Central May 3rd thru May 6th. For those of you that missed our World Premiere at the Little Village Theater Festival inauguration, come see us at Teatro Luna’s new venue: Luna Central. Our Reader-recommended production, Los carralejas, opens for a short run on May 3, 2012 thru May 6, 2012 at Luna Central – 3914 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613 | Tickets: $10 | Box office opens 30 minutes prior to show start time | Reservations/Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or Luna Central Box Office at 773|819.5862.
Los carralejas (The Beetles), is Colectivo El Pozo’s 3rd original play. Inspired by events in Mexico, playwright and longtime Chicago resident Raúl Dorantes sheds light on the palpable and everyday crisis of kidnappings in his madre patria. Los Carralejas (The Beetles) explores a complex web of kidnappings within a Mexican family, focusing in on the aftermath when its patriarch goes missing. In November 2011, Mexico’s poignant news source, El Universal published a story detailing a tragic crisis that touches millions of Mexico’s youth. Swept into a criminal world in alarming numbers, a total of 7.8 million youths are presently unemployed and lack means to continue academic pursuits. According to El Universal, of that large sum, more than half are women. In Mexico, a term has emerged to define this sector of the youth population: the Ninis (ni trabajan, ni estudian/don’t work, don’t study). These youths, faced with no better alternatives, ultimately get caught in the wide net of organized crime.
Los carrelejas explores whether forgiveness and reconciliation are the only way out of this tragic sequence of events, an analysis that must be undertaken through crude honesty as the complex layers of the individual and society are peeled away.
Performed in Spanish with English subtitles, odd but true…
Title: Los carralejas
Presented by: Colectivo El Pozo & Teatro de La Villita
By: Raúl Dorantes
Directed by: Carlos Jaime
Featuring: Laura Crotte, María Martínez, Jessica Kadish, Rafael Vargas, Ulises Rangel, Alfonso Seiva, Marcopolo Soto, Ernesto Melchor, Arturo Castellanos, Estefanía González, J.J. Romero
Production: Dan Hanrahan (Original Music, Voice of Cardenche), Febronio Zatarain (Voice of Cardenche), Mercedes Inéz Martínez (Set Design), Zacbé Pichardo (Accordion & Harp Orchestration), Katie Zien (Subtitles), Paula Legaspi (Production Assistant), Daniel Patiño (Lighting), Roxana Pereira (Stage Manager), Francisco Piña (Graphic Design), Nancy García Loza (Marketing)
Press Opening: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Regular Run: May 3 – May 6, 2012
Thursday: 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm
Location: Luna Central 3914 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Parking: Free Street Parking.
Tickets: $10 General Admission.
Box Office: Opens 30 minutes prior to start time.
Payment method accepted: Cash/Major Credit Cards
Inquiries/Reservations: 773 | 819.5862 or via email at email@example.com.
Photos available upon request.
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Colectivo El Pozo - Founded in 2009 by Raúl Dorantes, Marcopolo Soto, Ignacio Guevara, Febronio Zatarain y other Latin American writers now residing in Chicago. Colectivo el Pozo has since served as Chicago’s only Spanish-language theatre ensemble dedicated to creating original work that explores the diverse realities of Pan-Latina/o immigrants in the city of Chicago. Since its inception, Colectivo has attempted to expand theatrical opportunities for Chicago artists that are mutually interested in developing Spanish-language theatre works and also interested in the range of themes within the broader scope of Immigration. The ensemble ranges from seasoned to emerging actors and participants. We are aware of this limitation. Regardless, we feel it necessary to tackle this impactful artistic genre, that is Theatre, and create a space where the immigrant voice and narrative is regularly staged in Chicago. Colectivo El Pozo currently tours colleges/universities, festivals and venues across the city and is preparing to tour nationally. In addition to producing at least 2 new works per season, Colectivo El Pozo stages dramatized readings throughout the year.
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