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UrbanTheater Company Showcases Award Winning Playwright in Humboldt Park “Adoration of the Old Woman” by José Rivera

Posted on 02 February 2016 by Kevin Garcia

by La Voz staff

UrbanTheater Company’s 10th anniversary season is off to a promising and exciting start! UTC has transformed their new home at Batey Urbano, thanks to the Puerto Rican Cultural Center converting Batey Urbano into a charming and welcoming storefront theater. In their second decade, UTC will continue to bring “the streets to the stage” making professional theater accessible to the community of Humboldt Park. Last weekend, the opening of José Rivera’s “Adoration of the Old Woman” premiered and was received with standing ovations by sold out audiences. Screenshot 2016-06-08 10.18.38On Wednesday, February 17th, UTC presented a powerful and riveting concert reading of “School of the Americas,” also by Rivera. UTC had the honor of hosting Mr. Rivera during his brief visit to Paseo Boricua. The reading was made possible in partnership with Goodman Theatre’s Celebration of Latina/o Artists. UTC is committed to showcasing Latina/o playwrights and actors in works that explore and illustrate Latino life and history. If you have yet to experience a production by UTC, make sure to catch “Adoration of the Old Woman.” Support Latino theater! Runs until March 13th at 2620 W. Division St. Thursday-Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Teatro Thursdays Dinner + Performance special available. For tickets visit: UrbanTheaterChicago.or or call (312) 767-8821.

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