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"Not For Sale," UrbanTheater Company’s world premiere play about gentrification in Humboldt Park

"Not For Sale," UrbanTheater Company’s world premiere play about gentrification in Humboldt Park

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Chicago’s UrbanTheater Company presents the world premiere of Not For Sale, about issues of gentrification and displacement in Humboldt Park, presented as part of DESTINOS – the 2nd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. Performances are September 21-October 20 at Batey Urbano, 2620 W. Division St., on the Paseo Boricua in the heart of Humboldt Park.

Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15-$25. Tickets to the closing benefit performance, Saturday, October 20, are $40 including food and drinks. For tickets and information, visit urbantheaterchicago.org or call (312) 767-UTC1.

With the Puerto Rican Festival less than two weeks away, Humboldt Park prepares for the big event. With new neighbors looking to make changes, those that have lived in the community have to work together to either brace for change or let go of the legacies laid out by those that are long gone. Written by Guadalís Del Carmen, directed by Sara Carranza, Not for Sale is a story about community, family, and politics, while the question persists, who gets to lay claims to a neighborhood?

UrbanTheater Company (UTC) was founded in 2005 by a Latino ensemble deeply rooted in their community and culture. As a platform for multicultural representation in the arena of performance and story-telling, UTC serves as a pipeline for a diverse and culturally specific collective of Chicago actors, designers, and producers who embrace the responsibility to create an environment full of honest, integrity, representation, and acceptance in order co create innovative aned accessible theater. For more information, visit urbantheaterchicago.org.


About DESTINOS - the 2nd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival

DESTINOS – the 2nd Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, is the signature program of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA), a transformative cultural engine helping drive the city’s local Latino theater community to a more prominent level.

The second annual DESTINOS festival, running September 20-November 4, 2018, brings together top Latino theater artists and companies from Chicago, the U.S. and around Latin America for seven weeks of shows, panels and student performances. This year’s DESTINOS celebrates Latino theater artists and companies from the host city, Chicago, alongside artists from Dallas, Los Angeles, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Performances are staged in venues throughout the city, from Chicago’s marquee live theaters, to intimate stages and cultural institutions in predominantly Latino neighborhoods.

Visit the DESTINOS website, clata.org, for the full festival schedule including free roundtable discussions that will address the current state of contemporary Latino theater, in a time when cross-cultural understanding has never been more important. Or, follow DESTINOS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to receive first notice of all festival events.

The second annual DESTINOS 2018 festival is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Field Foundation of Illinois, The Joyce Foundation, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, Choose Chicago, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Illinois Humanities, Southwest Airlines, Allstate, ComEd, Wintrust Bank, Corona Extra, Yes Press and Univision Chicago. For more information, visit clata.org or call (312) 631-3112.

Contact Information:

Jay Kelly
312-315-3935 | jaykellypr@gmail.com
2620 W Division St. | Chicago, IL 60622
urbantheaterchicago.org

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