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“Happiness and Tears,” a musical by Fulbrighter Judy Veramendi this May and June

OUR FULBRIGHT COLLEAGUE Judy Veramendi* invites you, your family, colleagues and friends to the Gorilla Tango Theater Production of her musical “Alegrías y lágrimas | Happiness and Tears.” True, heart-filled stories of Latino immigrants and refugees are intertwined with delightful songs and dances from their countries of origin.

Mostly in English, appropriate for 12 and above.

WHEN Sundays, May and June

TIME 6-7 PM

WHERE Gorilla Tango Theater, 1919 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. Street parking available.

COST  $20 at the door, or via gorillatango.com

* There will be a live radio interview with Judy Veramendi on WNUR, 89.3 FM, Monday the 22nd at 8 a.m.

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Join us for “Musas” theater play with a special discount for Fulbrighters

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WHAT Join the Fulbright Chicago community for a cross-cultural outing to the theater.
WHEN Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. 7:30pm
Talkback with Actress Rebeca Alemán for Fulbright guests immediately to follow the performance
Promotion code ($5 off): Fulbright
WHERE  Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
773-404-7336 (Box Office, Ticketing Inquiries)

MUSAS | Greenhouse Theater Center
Written by Néstor Caballero
Directed by Iraida Tapias

An extraordinary encounter between the Mexican painter FRIDA KAHLO & the American poet SYLVIA PLATH.
The work proposes a fictional crossroad between two artistic personalities, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and the American poet Sylvia Plath. The play is an encounter that never happened in reality. The audience confronts the intense experiences of these women in the same space.
Frida’s life was defined by pain and love. While recovering in bed from a terrible automobile accident  suffered at an early age, she discovers painting and earns a prominent place in Mexican art. Powerful  love and belief in the revolution connects her with Diego Rivera, world famous muralist whom became her husband. Marked by a stormy relationship and intense emotional and physical pain that never fades away, Frida dies at age 47.
Sylvia published her first poem at age eight. Under a beautiful and seemingly perfect life reflected in her verses, underlies darkness and struggle with feelings of self-destruction that haunted her. She married the English poet Ted Hughes, an intense and tumultuous marriage that crumbled despite having two children together. Sylvia had always struggled with finding her own identity and oscillated between moments of intense joy with moments of deep darkness. At age 30, she commits suicide.

Special thanks to Ana Gil-García for her support in coordinating this special outing.

Free tickets for “La Fulana Respetuosa” theater play (with English supertitles)

“LA FULANA RESPETUOSA” theater play is being presented by Aguijón Theater from March 14 until April 13.

Elio Leturia, vice president of the Chicago Chapter of the Fulbright Association, is performing in the play and has donated 10 tickets to be used by Fulbright students. The dates? Friday March 28 and Friday April 4, 2014 both at 8 p.m.

If you want a ticket, contact Elio Leturia immediately at eleturia[at]colum[dot]edu with your name and school, and the date you would like to attend.

The play, written by Jean Paul Sartre (The Respectful Prostitute) and directed by Cuban Sándor Menéndez explores topics such as racism, abuse of power and sex through the story of Lizzie MacKay, a white prostitute targeted by police and politicians to collaborate in framing a black man for a crime he did not commit.

Aguijón’s production re-imagines the script with a musical dimension, featuring songs interpreted by well-known local singer Alba Guerra throughout the piece. Guerra functions as a kind of narrator for the piece, giving musical voice to Lizzie’s conscience, past, hope and pain.

“La Fulana Respetuosa” is presented in Spanish with English supertitles.

Aguijón Theater is located at 2707 N. Laramie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639,
ph: 773-637-5899

Street parking available. Additional free parking available at Grace English Lutheran Church lot (2725 N. Laramie Avenue—entrance on Parker).

For mature audiences. Sexual content, strong language and violence.