Our Lady of the Underpass
Written by Tanya Saracho
Directed by Sandra Marquez
Co-production with Teatro Vista
April 1-May 1, 2010
“a hugely entertaining new play” — Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“Absolutely don’t miss!” – Kelly Kleiman, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio.
“The amazingly honest performances, rich in nuance and depth, make Our Lady of the Underpass a most enticing and wholly engaging theatrical work. See this well written and terrifically acted drama. It’ll test your faith.” — Tom Williams, Chicago Critic.com
The remount of the critically-acclaimed Jeff-Nominated 2009 production marks the 5-year anniversary of the Holy sighting under the bridge. The same week that Rome announced a new Pope, a woman driving home from work spotted an image of the Virgin Mary on a discolored wall of the Fullerton Avenue underpass. Inspired by real life interviews, playwright Tanya Saracho renders the voices of those who were drawn to that wall, exploring issues of faith and desire in present day Chicago. Listen live to an interview on Vocolo 89.5 FM.
Tanya Saracho returns to 16th Street where her play Kita y Fernanda garnered a Jeff-Nomination for Best New Work. She is the Co-Founder of Teatro Luna, Chicago’s All-Latina Theater Ensemble.