ELVIRA-THE IMMIGRATION PLAY to Receive Chicago Premiere!
On Friday August 25th, 2017, a new play about the lives of undocumented immigrants will be presented at Collaboraction Theatre on N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago.
The play is written by Jessica Carmona and Directed by Misti B. Wills. The cast features Jennica Carmona-Arandia as the title character, Elvira, Joe Loper as the Immigrations Officer, Ura Yoana Sanchez, Samuel Garnica, Kat Pena and Germaine Lebron as Ensemble.
The performance begins at 8pm in The Vault Theatre at Collaboraction Studios and will have a total of 4 performances throughout the weekend.
The play is loosely based on the true story of ElviraArellano, an undocumented immigrant woman who took sanctuary in a church in Humboldt Park in 2007 with her young US citizen son, Saul Arellano. Elvira Arellano is considered by many to be a symbol of the immigrant rights movement.
The address of the theatre is: 1579 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance.
The play presents an imaginary encounter between renowned immigrant rights activist ElviraArellano and a US Immigration Enforcement Officer in an interrogation room. The play explores themes such as forgiveness, healing, and finding our common humanity despite where we are born. Additionally, the play explores the meaning of law, both man-made law and natural law, and what circumstances causes individuals to break the law.
About Si Se Puede Productions, LLC:
Si Se Puede Productions is a new Production Company based in Brooklyn, NY. The company recently produce, wrote and directed the award-winning film "Millie and the Lords" which is now on HBO Cinemax.
About the Playwright: Jessica Carmona is a professional Actress, Playwright and Teaching Artist of Puerto Rican Descent. She has been an educator and immigrant rights activist for several years in NYC. She is dedicated to using her love of the Arts as a tool for advocating for social change. She believes in the power of the Arts to help change the world. Her website is : www.jessicacarmona.com