Bilingual Play Portrays Juarez’s ‘Femicide’

 Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsMortar Theater Company, in association with the DCA Theater, presents the world premiere of “Corazón de Manzana” by Dana Lynn Formby. The bilingual production, directed by Jason Boat, runs at the DCA Theater’s Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St., in the heart of Chicago’s downtown theater district, from August 21 – September 25, 2011. Mixing realism, fantasy and stylized choreography, “Corazón de Manzana” intertwines the lives of three mother/daughter pairs living in Canada, the United States and Mexico to the tragic femicide occurring in Juárez, Mexico. A desperate cry for help reaches across borders to begin an investigation into a mother’s plea to find her missing daughter. As the discovery into the child’s disappearance unfolds, the connections between suffering and privilege in the three countries come into dramatic and heart-wrenching clarity. All tickets are available by calling 312-742-8497, visiting, or stopping by the Chicago Cultural Center Ticket Office in the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E. Washington Street.

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