TEATRO VISTA and Collaboraction present
LA HAVANA MADRID
TEATRO VISTA ORIGINAL COMMISSION
A joyce award winning project
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
By Sandra Delgado
Directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Live music by Carpacho y Su Súper Combo
The Den Theatre - Heath Mainstage
1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Box Office: (773) 697-3830
Back by popular demand, La Havana Madrid is Teatro Vista/Collaboraction ensemble member SandraDelgado’s immersive documentary theater experience, complete with live music, based on the true story of the 1960’s Chicago nightclub, La Havana Madrid. Inspired by real stories of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Colombian immigrants who found refuge there, La Havana Madrid recreates a special time and place in Chicago history by immersing audiences in the lively music of that decade, from mambo to salsa. Throughout, La Havana Madrid also tells how and why Latinos originally migrated to the shores of Lake Michigan, only to be pushed further west – away from the lake – by the forces of gentrification and racism.
Fellow Teatro Vista ensemble member Cheryl Lynn Bruce directs Delgado’s theatrical, cinematic history of Latino Caribbeans in Chicago. Legendary Colombian-American musician Roberto "Carpacho" Marin, and his band of 30 years, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, will play live every show, with Delgado as lead singer. Together, the play’s band and cast will chronicle the history of Caribbean Latino music through the decade, from mambo to the birth of salsa, all in a live, nightclub setting.
Teatro Vista's 2018-2019 season is sponsored by private and public funds provided by:
THE BAYLESS FAMILY FOUNDATION LESTER & HOPE ABELSON
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