Local troupes are joined by national and international ensembles in this annual showcase of Latino theater, which runs through 8/20. Coordinated by Henry Godinez, the fest features staged readings (all in English) and performances and discussions in both Spanish and English, as noted below. All events take place at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, 312-443-3800. Following is the schedule through 8/17; a complete schedule is available online at www.chicagoreader.com
Universes--a multiethnic ensemble from the Bronx who fuse poetry, theater, jazz, hip-hop, flamenco, blues, and boleros to create politically charged theater pieces--present a company-created "portrait of artists and the vibrant culture, traditions, and personal experience they bring to their work." The show is performed in English. a 8 PM, $10-$20.
c Las Mil y Una Noches (1001 Nights)
Performed in Spanish with some English translations. a 8 PM, $15-$25.
See listing for Fri 8/11. a 8 PM, $10-$20.
c Las Mil y Una Noches (1001 Nights) a 8 PM, $15-$25.
c Las Mil y Una Noches (1001 Nights) a 2 and 7:30 PM, $15-$25.
Spain's Compan'a Marta Carrasco, acclaimed in its previous appearance here in 2003, presents a dance-theater work set in the world of a traveling circus "where everything is possible and where the private lives of the characters are on public display." The piece is described as "non-language specific." a 7:30 PM, $15-$25.
See listing for Wed 8/16. a 7:30 PM, $15-$25.