Free tickets to ‘Alegrías y Lágrimas,’ a new theater play by Fulbrighter Judy Veramendi

Come experience real life stories of Latin American immigrants and refugees,     with music and dance from countries of origin.

Come experience real life stories of Latin American immigrants and refugees, with music and dance from countries of origin.

By Mary Mares-AweONE OF OUR LOCAL MEMBERS, Judy Veramedi, a Fulbrighter to Uruguay, has written a play based on real life stories of Latin American immigrants. This new play will premiere at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston on May 26, 2015.

Veramendi attended our Farewell Luncheon event at Garfield Park and loved the event. We got a chance to briefly talk about the play and her work. As a Fulbright Scholar, Judy produced her first play “Los Cálices Vacíos” (The Empty Chalices) about Delmira Agustini, a famed poet from Uruguay. The play has since been produced in Uruguay, Argentina, and the U.S.

Currently, Veramendi teaches at Centro Romero in Chicago. Her newest play, Alegrías y Lágrimas (Happiness and Tears), directed by Ruth Camargo, is based on true stories told to her by her Centro Romero students. Judy says the play, written in English, is an invaluable cultural experience filled with native dances and music from countries such as Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Cuba, and Honduras.

Judy has generously agreed to provide three free tickets to the performance. This will be on a first come first served basis. Email us at fulbrightchicago@gmail.com to get your free tickets. Even if you don’t get your chance at the free tickets, the performance is only $10, and it’s a great way to support a fellow Fulbrighter, enhance your cultural experience, and help advance the arts.

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