Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) is forced to cancel the U.S. premiere of the Cuban theater company Ludi Teatro. Every effort was made by CLATA to secure visas for Ludi Teatro.
As a result of the unfortunate cancellation, Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre will go dark from October 19-22.
Ludi Teatro Presents
El Espejo (The Mirror) is the rescue of Cuban traditions united with elements of universal theater. This production brings sounds of indigenous musical genres such as chachacha, bolero and rumba accompanied by their respective dances. While the text that inspired this work, El Peine y el Espejo, is revived from 1956, the topics of machismo, gender violence, family and religion are matters still very much present today.
Performed in Spanish with projected English translation.
(US PREMIERE – COMEDY/DRAMA) 70 Minutes
A LookOut Visiting Company
Presented at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre
Abelardo Estorino – Playwright
María de Los Ángeles Montero Tamayo – Director
Lisset Isabel García Gonzalez – Choreographer
Carlos Alberto Busto Loyola
Frank Sánchez Ledesma
Luis Alberto Aguirre Sarmiento
Roberto Romero Hernández
Rolando Rodríguez Alfonso
Rone Luis Reinoso Despaigne
Eugenio Torroella Ramos
Felix Alberto Román Castillo