Halcyon Theatre to Host Latina Social Issues Panel

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In association with its mission to present new voices from inadequately represented communities, Halcyon Theatre will host a one-night-only post-show discussion immediately following the 8p.m. performance of Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen] Friday, February 19. The panel will address social issues facing young Latina women as reflected in Estrella Cruz, including young motherhood. The expert panel features Maureen Mena, Association of Latino Professionals for America board member; Tamika Lecheé Morales, Halcyon Theatre company member (and Estrella Cruz cast member); and Yesenia Villaseñor, Assistant General Counsel at Exelon Corporation. Open to all theatre patrons. The Chicago premiere of Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen] by Charise Castro Smith is a contemporary satirical twist on the classic Greek myth of Persephone and her journey to the underworld. Directed by Halcyon Artistic Director Tony Adams, in addition to Tamika Lecheé Morales, the cast of Estrella Cruz features Johnny Garcia, Robert N. Isaac, Noe Jara, Kelly Opalko, and Allyce Torres. Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen] runs through February 27 at Halcyon Theatre, in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue. Run-time is approx. 80 minutes and tickets are $20 for guaranteed advance admission or at no-cost through the Radical Hospitality program. Visit halcyontheatre.org/estrellacruz or call 773-413-0454.

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