BY JOSÉ CRUZ GONZÁLEZ, DIRECTED BY HENRY GODINEZ
A Co-Production with Dallas Theater Center
Produced in associaton with Teatro Vista.
Presented in collaboration with the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance and Sones de México Ensemble
September 18 – October 24 in the Albert Theatre
Familia, amor and tradición are at the heart of this hilarious and heartwarming new comedy about the freedom to dream big. Lucha spends her days caring for her ailing mother, but longs to shake up her 1970s home life. When a forgotten record album sparks her mother’s memory, Lucha and her cousin strike upon a radical idea: to create an all-female mariachi band. Infused with live mariachi music, this “big-hearted, musical tug at the heartstrings” (Denver Post) reveals how music and love can make just about anything possible.
The Chicago premiere production opens Monday, September 27 at 7pm and features live mariachi music on stage from Grammy Award-nominated group Sones de México Ensemble, with music direction by ensemble co-founder Víctor Pichardo (Zulema). American Mariachi appears through October 24 (opening night is Monday, September 27 at 7pm); tickets (starting at $25) are now on sale at GoodmanTheatre.org/Mariachi or by calling 312.443.3800.
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