STUDENT MATINEE PERFORMANCES
Spring 2017

Teatro Vista offers distinct productions for middle and high school students. We produce classics as well as contemporary plays with the goal of highlighting Latino/a talent and stories. Our productions engage students with relevant works presented from an unique point of view.  


ROMEO and JULIET
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Through the hate of warring factions, in defiance of their families and in secrecy from their closest friends, an ill-fated young couple risks all they have to be together. We perform Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy of star-crossed lovers with resounding life, passion, laughter, tears, sword fighting and, perhaps, the most romantic poetry in all of literature!

NOMINEE!
Best Production for Young Audiences
— 2015 Broadway World Chicago's Award
The characters and their acting were phenomenal.
— Sarah M., Student

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
ROMEO AND JULIET

Monday, April 3 – 10:00am
Tuesday, April 4 – 10:00am
Monday, April 10 – 10:00am
Monday, April 17 – 10:00am
Wednesday, April 19 – 10:00am
Monday, April 24 – 10:00am
Friday, May 5 – 10:00am
Tuesday, May 9 – 10:00am

All performances at the Apollo Theater
2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614


WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS? 
BY BRIAN QUIJADA
DIRECTED BY CHAY YEW

Where Did We Sit on the Bus? is an electric one-man show pulsing with Latin rhythms, rap, hip-hop, spoken word, and live looping. During a third grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latino boy raises his hand to ask, "Where did we sit on the bus?" and his teacher can't answer the question. This thrilling autobiographical production examines what it means to be Latino through the eyes of a child, turned teenager, turned adult.

“Where Did We Sit On The Bus” was a life changing experience of what it meant to be Latino. I think that the play is one of the few that I would watch over and over again. It is amazing and it challenges ideas that people have of immigrants and overall Latinos in America. I think that I personally related to the play a lot because both my parents are immigrants from El Salvador just like Brian Quijada, the playwright. The play was an amazing experience and I think that if you have the opportunity to go, you totally should! The play teaches and shows people that immigrants are people who don’t come to this country because they want to but because the countries in Latin America are in a struggle and the life in those countries is not very good. The play is amazing and I totally recommend it.
— Oliver Barrera, Schuler Scholar, North Chicago Community High School Class of 2018

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS?


Monday, May 1 - 10:00am
Monday, May 8 - 10:00am
Monday, May 15 - 10:00am

All performances at the Apollo Theater
2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614


WHY BOOK ONE OF OUR EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH SHOWS?

  • Curriculum-enhancing study guides available
  • Low & subsidized ticket prices
  • Convenient times: 10am performances
  • Free tickets for teachers and chaperones
  • Pre-show “Meet and Greet” with actors
  • Talk back session with teaching artists
  • Available for touring at your school or college auditorium