I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Recommended Tickets Available The Short List (Theater) Online

When: 5/12-8/31: available anytime with purchase of Steppenwolf NOW subscription

Steppenwolf continues its online season with an audio adaptation by Isaac Gómez of the young adult novel by Chicago-based writer Erika L. Sánchez, co-directed by ensemble members Sandra Marquez and Audrey Francis. Originally produced in 2020 as part of the Steppenwolf for Young Adults series, the story follows Julia, a teenage daughter of a Mexican immigrant who is struggling with the grief following the death of her seemingly perfect older sister, as well as her growing feelings for a wealthy white classmate and her desires to be a writer. Reader critic Kerry Reid noted of that original production, "Anchored by a breathtakingly vulnerable performance from Karen Rodriguez (an acting muse to Gómez for several years now) as Julia, it's alternately funny and heartbreaking, harsh and compassionate."

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