May 6: La Elotera (Reading)
Chicago Dramatists' Saturday Series: MAY
Playwrights, theatre artists, and the general public convene in the Chicago Dramatists' theatre to witness the birth of a new work for the stage and to participate in its development by offering feedback to its playwright. The plays are always directed and rehearsed and are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a post-reading discussion.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00pm
at Chicago Dramatists | 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
By Resident Playwright Ricardo Gamboa
Director: Azar Kazemi
Ines is an aging, out-of-work actress turned elotera. Ines is almost indistinguishable from the hundreds of other Mexican vendors selling corn or elotes from their pushcarts. Except her cart houses an arsenal of weapons for Ines's other side hustle as a female assassin. But Ines's career as a cold-blooded killing machine will be complicated when she is tasked with assassinating Vivi, a trans activist holding it down for immigrant rights. Ines will find herself breaching her contract as she tries to keep her and Vivi alive and find out who put a hit on her before they catch up to both of them.
This event is FREE ($7 suggested donation at the door) and open to the public.
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