University of Illinois Chicago: The Strangers

  • 09/30/2022
  • 10/08/2022
  • 1040 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60607 (UIC Theatre)

By christopher oscar peña, Directed by Marcela Muñoz

Show Dates: September 30 - October 8, 2022

Website: https://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/event/the-strangers-by-christopher-oscar-pena-directed-by-marcela-munos/?mc_cid=a12395bbf2&mc_eid=f4c4a06dbf

Playwright christopher oscar peña reimagined Thornton Wilder’s Our Town with characters who represent our America today—people with a mix of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds, rather than the original all-white inhabitants of a New Hampshire hamlet. the strangers begins with a homecoming, or more accurately, “cris returns to a place he used to know,” to a town that peña calls “everytown”—a place that stands in for any hometown in America. cris has been away a long time, and his return instigates a love story. In the strangers, folks rise and fall like fireworks on the 4th of July, some big, some small: failures of empathy and failures of action that can change a life in an instant.  

Post-Show Talks: 10/02
Post-Show Topics: Community, Compassion and Difference



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