WE’RE BACK! After two extensions of PACKED houses, Meet Juan(ito) reopens in Back of the Yards for a 4-week limited engagement. If you didn’t get to experience this show, here is your chance! And if you have, TELL A FRIEND!
Show Times and Information:
Performances are Fridays at 7:30pm from July 27th to September 7th at Free Street’s Storyfront, 4346 S. Ashland Ave.
All Free Street productions are free or Pay-What-You-Can at the door. Due to the intimate nature of the space, we highly recommend advance tickets, starting at $5.
About The Play:
Created by Free Street Resident Artist Ricardo Gamboa, in collaboration with Ana Velazquez and an ensemble of “brown and down Chi-towners,” Meet Juan(ito) Doe is based on true stories of Mexican-Americans in the city collected at bar crawls, neighborhood writing events, karaoke nights, street fairs and drag loteria nights. “Chicago is a city where Mexicans are everywhere –we’ve been here, and contributed so much to this city, but you really wouldn’t know it by looking at mainstream media or textbooks. Or stages.” From long days working on the Nabisco assembly line to long nights at el baile, or from falling in love over pico de gallo and hot dogs and strange occurrences on the Ashland #9 bus, Meet Juan(ito) Doe offers a powerful and sometimes surreal portrait of working-class and immigrant life on the Southside of Chicago.
About Free Street:
Founded in 1969, Free Street Theater is committed to defying Chicago’s racial and economic segregation by creating original performance by, for, and with a wide range of participants; to challenging ideas of where theater belongs and who belongs in a theater; and to using theater to ask questions, prompt dialogue, and build community.