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Chicago Shakespeare Theater and the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance are proud to co-present one of Mexico’s most celebrated theater ensembles, Teatro Línea de Sombra, in a new venue – The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

Teatro Línea de Sombra

A man—any man—departs Mexico for a land of dreams: Amarillo, Texas. But he never arrives. Far away, a woman reconstructs his journey, imagining what might have transpired not only for him, but for the thousands of other faceless men and women who have taken the same path—and for those who were left behind. Told through projected images, monologues, movement, and a collage of atmospheric settings evoking layers of national and individual identity, Amarillo is a naturalistic portrait of one (or any) immigrant’s efforts to reach something, somewhere, better. (REGIONAL PREMIERE– DRAMA)

Using visceral imagery, evocative soundscapes, and a myriad of storytelling techniques, the company has built an encompassing theatrical experience, for which they have twice been awarded the title of Best Research Theatre in Mexico (2000, 2005).

Performed in Spanish with projected English translation.


Created & Performed by Teatro Línea de Sombra

Jorge A. Vargas
 – Director
Jorge Verdín (Clorofila) – Original Music
Jesús Hernández – Space and Lighting Design
Marina España – Video Design
Raúl Mendoza – Video Design
Kay Peréz – Video Design
Rodrigo Espinosa – Sound Design


Jesus Cuevas
Antígona González
Alicia Laguna
María Luna
Vianey Salina


Tuesday Oct. 17 at 8 pm
Wednesday Oct. 18 at 8 pm
Thursday Oct. 19 at 10:30 am – Education Matinee
Thursday Oct. 19 at 8 pm
Friday Oct. 20 at 8 pm
Saturday Oct. 21 at 2:30 pm
Saturday Oct. 21 at 8:30 pm
Sunday Oct. 22 at 2:30 pm
Tuesday Oct. 24 at 8 pm
Wednesday Oct. 25 at 8 pm
Thursday Oct. 26 at 8 pm
Friday Oct. 27 at 8 pm
Saturday Oct. 28 at 2:30 pm
Saturday Oct. 28 at 8:30 pm
Sunday Oct. 29 at 2:30 pm

*For Education Matinee – email Christine Pérez: manager@clata.org


Tickets for Amarillo start at $25.
Chicago Shakespeare offers discounts for: groups of 10 or more, CLATA members, and patrons under 35 through the CST for $20 program. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Chicago Shakespeare’s website at chicagoshakes.com/amarillo or contact Chicago Shakespeare’s Box Office at (312) 595-5600.