Crafts a "complex and colorful picture of a nation"
– NEWCITY STAGE

March 26 – April 24, 2011 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 1 hour and 40 minutes

A world premiere

A captivating tale of hope and desire from award-winning playwright Tanya Saracho.

Set amid the explosive drug wars in present-day Northern Mexico, El Nogalar is the story of the Galvin family's struggle to hold on to their homestead—and their precarious social status—before it slips away. The play shadows the family's housekeeper, Dunia, as she watches the family matriarch Maite and her daughters squander their money and risk losing everything to a local drug cartel. Despite warnings from friends and family, Maite ignores her dwindling fortune as stubbornly as she ignores the sinister capos simmering at her doorstep. This poignant and moving story from playwright Tanya Saracho, dubbed "a major playwriting talent" by the Chicago Tribune, explores the choice between adapting to the changing world—or getting left behind.

A co-production with Teatro Vista

 

 
Artists

By TANYA SARACHO, Directed by CECILIE D. KEENAN
A TEATRO VISTA Production

Cast

CHARÍN ALVAREZ - Maite
CARLO LORENZO GARCIA - Lopez
BERT MATIAS - Old Man
CHRISTINA NIEVES - Anita
YUNUEN PARDO - Dunia

Creative Team and Crew

BRIAN SIDNEY BEMBRIDGE - Scenic Design
CHRISTINE PASCUAL - Costume Design
JESSE KLUG - Lighting Design
JOE CERQUA - Sound Design, Music Composition
KRISTIN LEAHEY - Dramaturg
RITA VREELAND - Production Stage Manager
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Production Stage Manager