Teatro Vista's World Premiere of WHITE TIE BALL Begins Tonight
Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest non-profit Equity Latino theater company, will launch the company's first season as a resident company at Victory Gardens Theater with the world premiere of White Tie Ball, Martín Zimmerman's new play about two brothers, one easily identified as Latino, another who isn't, and the moral and emotional dilemmas they find themselves in.
Teatro Vista co-founder Edward Torres, fresh from his acclaimed world premiere staging of QuiaraAlegría Hudes' The Happiest Songs Play Last this spring at Goodman Theatre, will direcT. White Tie Ball will star Teatro Vista Ensemble members Marvin Quijada and Gabriel Ruiz, along with Jan Radcliffe and Nate Santana. Designers include Collette Pollard (set), Christine Pascual(costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights).
White Tall Ball begins previews tonight, September 6, 2013. White Tie Ball runs through October 13 in Victory Gardens' 109-seat Richard Christiansen Theater. Performance times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. All tickets are $25. Tickets go on sale August 1. For tickets and information, call the Victory Gardens box office, 773.871.3000, or purchase online at victorygardens.org.
White Tie Ball is the first of two shows Teatro Vista will present during the company's 2013-2014 residency at Victory Gardens. Next spring, Teatro Vista will stage a revival of Arthur Miller's classicA View from the Bridge, April 11-May 18, 2014. The production will feature an all-Latino cast, including Teatro Vista ensemble members Ricardo Gutierrez, Christina Nieves and Sandra Marquez.
The ideal way to support professional Latino theater in Chicago is to purchase a Teatro Vista 2013-2014 Season Pass, guaranteeing the best seats at the lowest price - only $45 for two shows. To purchase a Teatro Vista Season Pass online at teatrovista.org.
Victory Gardens is located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Metered, street, nearby garage and occasional valet parking is available. The theater is easily accessed via the CTA Red, Purple and Brown lines (Fullerton stop), and the #8 Halsted and #74 Fullerton CTA buses.