Bailiwick Chicago & Teatro Luna Present THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS

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This Summer, Bailiwick Chicago and Teatro Luna will host a series of three cultural events to raise awareness and celebrate their collaboration on October's world premiere production, THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS:

July 30, 2011, 7-11 pm: "Fiesta Sin Fronteras (Party Without Borders)" at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.
August 29, 2011, 7:30 pm: Workshop Performance of THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS at the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Studio Theater, 77 E. Randolph St., as part of their Incubation Series
September 8, 2011, 7:00 pm: North America Now, a cultural event and town hall forum, at The Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, 31 W. Ohio St.
For this summer's first celebration, Teatro Luna with Bailiwick Chicago is throwing a "Fiesta Sin Fronteras (Party Without Borders)", a cross-border music-fest and celebration featuring musical talents from Latin America, Canada and the US, which kicks off on Saturday, July 30th from 7:00 - 11:00 pm at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

This one-night only concert event celebrates the musical diversity of North America, where three bands with international roots come together for an evening of dancing, drinking, and conversation. The diverse lineup includes Las BomPleneras, an all-female Bomba and Plena group, The Eli Story, a power-pop rock band, and one surprise act that will be announced on THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/northsouthplays. Additionally, DJ NewLife will spin the night away in-between and after musical performances.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door (cash, check, and credit accepted). Entry includes food and open bar from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Cash bar with drink specials from 9:00 - 11:00 pm. Sangria will be served free all night long. VIP package for $50 per person includes two free passes to the Workshop World Premiere of THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS at the DCA Theater, complimentary Signature Cocktails during event and very special NORTH/SOUTH merchandise.

To purchase tickets in advance, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/185070 or call (312) 237-0878.

Following the July 30th fundraiser party, two events follow:

August 29, 2011 - Bailiwick Chicago and Teatro Luna present a one-night only Workshop performance of THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS. The Department of Cultural Affairs has invited THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS to be a part of their incubator series, providing the resources necessary to workshop the script prior to the October World Premiere production. This performance begins at 7:30 pm and is free with a suggested $5.00 donation at the door. There will be a talk back and reception following the performance. Presented at the DCA Studio Theater, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago.

September 8th, 2011 - Bailiwick Chicago with Teatro Luna will host "NORTH AMERICA NOW", a cultural event and town hall discussion on the state of North America on the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Co-hosted with the Instituto Cervantes, in partnership with the Consulado General de Mexico en Chicago and the Consulate General of Canada in Chicago. Led by Bailiwick Chicago Executive Director Brian LaDuca with local politicians, cultural leaders and artists, featuring performances and art on the subject of North American borders. Presented on Thursday, September 8th at 7:00 pm at The Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, 31 W. Ohio St., Chicago.

The presentation is followed by a cocktail hour and a sampling of North American cuisines and spirits. Tickets are $35 in advance or $55 at the door and includes open bar and food. VIP package for $75 per person includes two free tickets to Opening Night of the World Premiere THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS, a special spirits package, and other special items in the VIP gift bag. Tickets will be available in advance starting in July. Visit http://www.facebook.com/northsouthplays for the latest information.

THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS, a collaboration between theatre companies Bailiwick Chicago and Teatro Luna, is an ambitious original play that discusses the current state of borders in North America as they exist ten years after the fallout of the 9/11 tragedy. Infusing Bailiwick's mastery of the musical with Teatro Luna's trademark wit and humor into real and imagined stories, THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS bring to life the imaginary lines of the United States borders. Travel the intersections of three countries teetering on The Edge, as the Lunáticas and Bailiwick Chicago ask, "What comes next for us?" THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS world premiere workshop is presented on August 29th at the DCA Studio Theater, 77 E. Randolph St, and fully-mounted production of THE NORTH/SOUTH PLAYS runs October 26 - November 20, 2011, at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, 777 N. Green St. For more information on the production, visit http://www.bailiwickchicago.com/the-northsouth-plays.

Bailiwick Chicago strives to tell stories that stimulate our audience and celebrate our diverse community, enhancing our understanding of ourselves and others. Bailiwick Chicago was formed by a group of artists called the Collective, which is responsible for the artistic mission and vision of the company. Previous productions include: PASSING STRANGE, DEPARTURE LOUNGE, AIDA, and FUCKING MEN. For more information about the company, go to bailiwickchicago.com.

Teatro Luna is Chicago's first and only all-Latina theatre ensemble dedicated to creating original work that honors Latina lives and showcases the talents of Latina/Hispana artists. Founded in 2000, Teatro Luna is dedicated to expanding the range of Latina/Hispana roles visible on the Chicago stage and beyond. Previous shows include: Generic Latina, Dejame Contarte, Kita y Fernanda, The Maria Chronicles, SOLO Latinas, S-E-X-Oh!, Quita Mitos, Lunatic(a)s, Machos, SOLO tu, Jarred (A Hoodoo Comedy), S-E-X-Oh! The Remix, Lunatic(a)s 2009, Gl 2010: Not Your Generic Latina, and Lullaby. Teatro Luna tours colleges/universities, festivals and venues across the country with a blend of ensemble-created performance. Central to its mission is Teatro Luna's commitment to nurture Latina talent and develop new plays. The driving forces behind the mission are the Artistic Ensemble and Artistic Associate Collective. The development of new, professional talent and work is served by our ambitious Incubation Series.

Visit Teatro Luna Virtually: watch artistic interviews and videos at www.youtube.com/teatroluna, catch the latest backstage news on our blog, teatroluna.wordpress.com, Fan us and stay up to date at www.Facebook.com/TeatroLunaChicago, follow us at Twitter.com/teatroluna, and stay tuned for our new website launching July 2011.

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