Cielo de abajo | Theater Critic's Choice | Chicago Reader

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

comment

Pre-Columbian meets postmodern in this production (whose title translates as "The Sky Below") created and performed by Jesusa Rodriguez and Liliana Felipe. Leading figures in Mexican avant-garde theater, Rodriguez and Felipe are noted for synthesizing U.S. and European influences into shows that nonetheless maintain a strong Mesoamerican identity; their visually fascinating, strikingly costumed works link ancient ritual with contemporary skepticism and satire. This Spanish-language piece expounds a cyclical vision of life and death as it follows a woman's journey into the afterlife in search of her lover; dense with mythopoetic metaphor and tinged with ironic humor, it marks the Chicago debut of a team of very unusual artists as part of the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum's "Del Corazon" festival. Latino Chicago Theater Company, in the Firehouse, 1625 N. Damen, 738-1503. April 15 through 17: Friday, 8 PM; Saturday, 6 and 9 PM; Sunday, 5 and 8 PM. $15.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Still.

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Give $35/month →  
  Give $10/month →  
  Give  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Add a comment