December 4 - 17, 2022, running in rotating repertory in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission

Güera, a young pocha, is trying very hard to be a perfect Mexican daughter and contain her glaring imperfections. The hot Chicago summer has her climbing trees, fighting with her brothers, and melting like a paleta under her parents’ searing gaze. Suddenly, when Abuelo moves in, Güera wonders if she really has to be perfect at all. Why be perfect when you can be free?

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  • Rust contains adult language and mild violence. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800

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  • Nancy García Loza

    Nancy García Loza Playwright

  • Laura Alcalá Baker

    Laura Alcalá Baker Director

  • Eduardo Xavier Curley-Carrillo

    Eduardo Xavier Curley-Carrillo Fer

  • Arash N. Fakhrabadi

    Arash N. Fakhrabadi Papi

  • Molly Hernández

    Molly Hernández Yo

  • René L. Moreno

    René L. Moreno Abuelo

  • Daniella Pereira

    Daniella Pereira Mami

  • Brandon Rivera

    Brandon Rivera Pablo

  • Jocelyn Zamudio

    Jocelyn Zamudio Güera

  • Kevin Depinet

    Kevin Depinet Original Set Designer

  • Ryan Emens

    Ryan Emens Set Designer

  • Uriel Gómez

    Uriel Gómez Costume Designer

  • Heather Gilbert

    Heather Gilbert Lighting Designer

  • Stephanie Farina

    Stephanie Farina Co-Sound Designer

  • Claudette Przygoda

    Claudette Przygoda Co-Sound Designer

  • Mike Przygoda

    Mike Przygoda Composer

  • Patrick Fries

    Patrick Fries Production Stage Manager

  • Rachael Jimenez

    Rachael Jimenez Casting

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Ismael Lara Jr.

    Ismael Lara Jr. Dramaturg/Associate Director

  • Quinn Chisenhall

    Quinn Chisenhall Asst. Lighting Designer

  • Emily Hayman

    Emily Hayman Asst. Sound Designer

  • Kimmy Konkoleski

    Kimmy Konkoleski Production Assistant

  • Maya Vinice Prentiss

    Maya Vinice Prentiss Fight & Intimacy Coordinator

  • Jac Pytlik

    Jac Pytlik Stage Management Intern