IVP 2017 SEASON April 17 - May 18 at the Instituto Cervantes Chicago
CONTEMPORARY PLAYS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
International Voices Project (IVP) celebrates the voices of international playwrights from translation to production.
Reserve tickets now for the nine readings left!
Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, 31 W. Ohio Street
All shows starts at 7 pm.
Join us for a reception after-wards with free appetizers and wine!
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Spain - "Promised Land"
In Collaboration with The Instituto Cervantes Chicago
"The Virgin Father"-Ireland
"Mammoth" (formally "Jessika's Cub") - Finland
"Migraaaants" - Romania
In Collaboration with Trap Door Theatre
They're from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Eritrea, Syria, Irak, Lybia, Mali, Algeria, Morocco, Haiti and many other places where life is no longer compatible with the idea of a future. There are millions of them. How many million? No one knows. They're called "migrants" and they have only one thing on their minds: the desire to reach Europe.
"Kumovi" - Serbia
In Collaboration with Vitalist Theatre and Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia Chicago
Kumovi is a domestic comedy that takes place on Milan and Ana's twenty-fifth anniversary. Milan has recently lost his job and his best friend, Boban, has disappeared, leaving Milan depressed and anxious. But Milan has made a new friend, a stray dog, who comes to his rescue when he is mugged in the park, and one of the policemen investigating the mugging happens to be a dog "specialist." Through the combined efforts of Milan, the policeman and the dog, both the mystery of the missing man and Milan's anxiety find a happy resolution.
"The Nest" - Germany
In collaboration with TUTA Theatre
Parents-to-be Kurt and Martha just want the best for their baby. They're not afraid of hard work - the latest buggy doesn't come cheap. But when Kurt's boss offers him a chance to make some easy money with a mysterious side job, his rashness catches up with him. A fable about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts, Conor McPherson's powerful new version of Franz Xaver Kroetz's Das Nest premiered at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in 2016.
"A Fine Balance" - India
In collaboration with Rasaka Theatre
With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recalls the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India.
The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers a spirited widow, a young student uprooted from his idyllic hill station, and two tailors who have fled the caste violence of their native village will be thrust together, forced to share one cramped apartment and an uncertain future.
As the characters move from distrust to friendship and from friendship to love, A Fine Balance creates an enduring panorama of the human spirit in an inhuman state.
"Rice" - Australia
"The 9 Fridas" - Wales