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El Incas Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 11 2014

The latest production from Colectivo El Pozo, El Inca follows Honduran immigrants Fernando and Martin, who meet at a Chicago gay bar every Wednesday night to continue their years-long affair. Because they're both married—Fernando to an Argentine woman and Martin to a Puerto Rican—they arrive early, before the crowds of noncloseted gay men show up for karaoke and dancing. At this quiet hour Cata, the drag queen who owns the place, has plenty of time to meddle in the pairs' concerns, including whether they'll leave their wives to be together openly. The implication is that it's a difficult step to take for Latino immigrants, whose families aren't likely to accept them (Fernando's wife's family disowned her gay brother). But while the production asks plenty of questions, there don't seem to be any answers, least of all to the problem of what's going to happen to the characters. In Spanish with supertitles. —Julia Thiel

Price: $15, $10 for students

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