PARACHUTE MEN

(WORLD PREMIERE)

By Award-Winning Playwright Mando Alvarado
Directed by Teatro Vista's Executive Artistic Director, Ricardo Gutiérrez
Suitable for mature audiences only 17+
Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens (The Biograph)
2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
September 10 - October 16, 2016 (Thurs-Sat 7:30pm | Sun 3:00pm)

“Parachute Men” is an unconventional and quirky comedy about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. The siblings are reunited when one of them returns home on the anniversary of their mother’s passing. Now it’s clear that the pecking order has changed and the battle begins to see who can take that baby step into manhood first. Alvarado is an alumni of New York’s renowned INTAR Theatre’s Hispanic Playwright-in-Residence Laboratory. His plays have been produced in New York and Los Angeles. 

One of 2016’s must-see plays... playwright Mando Alvarado and director Ricardo Gutiérrez weave a sublimely complex tale.
— ChicagoTheaterReview
Tommy Rivera-Vega wins the hearts of the entire audience with his honest portrayal of a person living with a disability.
— NewCityStage.com
Unexpectedly buoyant...The energy behind Alvarado’s writing is quite good — with its boastful, almost comic fraternal friction.
— Chicago Tribune
The men at the center of Mando Alvarado’s dark domestic comedy make Eugene O’Neill’s family look like the Cleavers...Venturesome and truthful!
— Chicago Reader
There’s no question about Alvarado’s ambition and ability. He creates strongly-drawn and highly-individual characters demanding bravura acting, but controlled bravura. The Teatro Vista ensemble meets the challenge with flying colors under director Ricardo Gutierrez.
— Windy City Times

Meet the Cast, PLAYWRIGHT, AND DIRECTOR:

J. SALOMÉ MARTÍNEZ (ERIC)

J. SALOMÉ MARTÍNEZ
(ERIC)

EDDIE MARTÍNEZ (ANDREW)

EDDIE MARTÍNEZ
(ANDREW)

TOMMY RIVERA VEGA (ELI)

TOMMY RIVERA VEGA
(ELI)

MAGGIE SCRANTOM
(CORY)

ADAM BITTERMAN (ANGEL)

ADAM BITTERMAN
(ANGEL)

ELISABETH DEL TORO (LINDA)

ELISABETH DEL TORO
(LINDA)

rapahel díaz (UNDERSTUDY, ANDREW & ERIC)

rapahel díaz
(UNDERSTUDY, ANDREW & ERIC)

FELIPE JORGE (UNDERSTUDY, ELI)

FELIPE JORGE
(UNDERSTUDY, ELI)

TRACEY GREEN (UNDERSTUDY, CORY)

TRACEY GREEN
(UNDERSTUDY, CORY)

HILARY JIMénez (Understudy, Linda)

HILARY JIMénez
(Understudy, Linda)

mando alvarado Playwright

mando alvarado
Playwright

RICARDO GUTIÉRREZ DIRECTOR

RICARDO GUTIÉRREZ
DIRECTOR

View biographies and preview the production's program on Footlights.com


Teatro Vista's 2016-2017 season and Parachute Men is sponsored by private and public funds provided by:

Season Headline Sponsor

Teatro Vista is a Victory Gardens' Resident Company


Parachute Men is part of The Latina/o Theatre Commons El Fuego Initiative.