"A rollicking, sprawling...and eye-popping show"
– CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Jan 16 - Feb 21, 2016 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

A stirring new music-filled work by Academy Award nominee José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Grammy winner Héctor Buitrago.

Each year the female inmates at a Bogotá, Colombia prison compete in a beauty pageant intended by their jailers to motivate and rehabilitate them. While the pageant’s parade of glamorous gowns, exotic headdresses and rhythmic dances provides a distraction from daily suffering, its real impact on each woman is more than skin deep. Inspired by true events, Another Word for Beauty is a haunting and soulful examination of women trapped within a prison’s walls and the events and circumstances that led to their arrests. 

Another Word for Beauty contains adult language and references to sexuality and violence. It is recommended for audiences 14+.

 

 

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Artists

By JOSÉ RIVERA, Music by HÉCTOR BUITRAGO, Directed by STEVE COSSON

Cast

STEPHANIE ANDREA BARRON - Yolanda
HELEN CESPEDES - Xiomara
MONIQUE GABRIELA CURNEN - Marilin, Magnolia
DAN DOMINGUES - Danny, Mauricio
DANAYA ESPERANZA - Luzmery
ZOË SOPHIA GARCIA - Nora
MARISOL MIRANDA - Carmen, Tatiana
YUNUEN PARDO - Jeimi
SOCORRO SANTIAGO - Ciliana
HEATHER VELAZQUEZ - Maikelyn, Eva
CARMEN ZILLES - Isabelle
MIKE PRZYGODA - Music Director, Musician
RUBEN GONZALEZ - Musician
DIEGO SALCEDO - Musician
JAVIER SAUME MAZZEI - Musician
ANA MARIA ALVAREZ - Supplemental Extra
ANTONIA ARCELY - Supplemental Extra
JAVIER FERREIRA - Supplemental Extra
DESIREE GONZALEZ - Supplemental Extra
LUCINDA JOHNSTON - Supplemental Extra
PAULA RAMIREZ - Supplemental Extra

Creative Team and Crew

ANDREW BOYCE - Scenic Design
EMILY REBHOLZ - Costume Design
MAIJA GARCIA - Choreography
ROBERT WIERZEL - Lighting Design
ROB MILBURN & MICHAEL BODEEN - Sound Design
MIKE TUTAJ - Projection Design
J. JARED JANAS - Wig and Makeup Design
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
THE CIVILIANS - Collaborator
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
ERICA SARTINI-COMBS - Casting
BRIANA J. FAHEY - Production Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • "Big and audacious"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Provides a showcase for a group of gutsy young actresses"

    - Chicago Tribune

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