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Theatre Tue Jun 01 2010

GL 2010 (Not Your Generic Latina) @ Teatro Luna

Teatro Luna, Chicago's first and only all-Latina theater ensemble, return this weekend with GL 2010 (Not Your Generic Latina), a riff on their inaugural piece from 2000, Generic Latina. The company has assembled a crop of Latina artists to construct this brand new play, which will use a smattering of original music, spoken word, and new autobiographical stories to further Teatro Luna's continuing examination of Latina identity and mission to break down cultural stereotypes.

"With everything that is currently going on in this country regarding immigration, the Arizona fiasco and human rights debates raging on everywhere you look, we knew the timing was right for this ensemble to create a show like GL 2010, which reflects the conversations, questions, and struggles our own community--along with those around the nation--is having right now, today!" says director and ensemble member Miranda Gonzalez.

This is the first show Teatro Luna has staged since they underwent some leadership changes after founding member and in-demand playwright Tanya Saracho left the company last February. The burgeoning theatre sees GL 2010 as a kickoff to a new era.

"We are shifting from a founder and personality driven organization to a mission-driven one," says managing director, Alex Meda.

GL 2010 (Not your Generic Latina) previews June 5, 6, 7, & 9 at 7:30pm and opens on June 10 at 7:30pm at Chicago Dramatists (1105 W. Chicago Ave). The show runs through July 11, 2010, with performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3 and 6pm. Tickets are $12 for previews, $15 on Thursdays & Sundays and $20 on Fridays and Saturdays during the general run. Tickets can be purchased on their website and at Brown Paper Tickets. For group sales call 773-878-LUNA (5862).

 
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