I Will Kiss These Walls | Laura Wiley Theater | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

I Will Kiss These Walls Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through June 30 2013

Created and executed by the Albany Park Theater Project, a mostly Latino youth ensemble, this energetic, heartfelt production combines music, dance, and storytelling to explore the ongoing foreclosure crisis. The stories, culled from interviews the ensemble conducted in the community, are true—and there's great power in that. The rich, multitextured show is by turns funny, sad, whimsical, and deeply moving. The day I attended, a man next to me in the audience wept; that was his family's story onstage. But what makes this more than mere agitprop is the ensemble's infectious esprit de corps. One leaves feeling eager to help solve a crisis that's destroying lives and neighborhoods. —Jack Helbig

Price: $8-$25


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