Enfrascada | 16th Street Theater, Berwyn Cultural Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Enfrascada The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: April 5-May 19 2012

After a nasty breakup with her fiance, Alicia seeks answers from a string of hoodoo conjurers, each of whom gives her basically the same advice: seal a few household items up in a jar and never open it again. The jar business is a metaphor for Alicia's repressed psyche, and playwright Tanya Saracho makes sure we don't evade its bludgeon. With lead actress Dana Cruz trapped in a boilerplate breakup narrative, the supporting cast get a chance to shine. Yadira Correa and Yunuen Pardo bring high energy and comic talent to the roles of Alicia's outspoken friends, Yesenia and Carolina. But these vivacious characters are just passengers on the closed circuit of Saracho's monorail plot. —Keith Griffith

Price: $18


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