1012 N Noble St, Chicago IL 60642

La Ofrenda

Theatre for Children & Young Audiences | Chicago, Illinois

FALL 2019

La Ofrenda 

By José Casas

Directed by Ana Velazquez

October 26th at 4:00 pm
November 2nd at 11:30 am

OCT. 23 – NOV. 22 2019

After the tragic loss of his parents on 9/11, fourth grader Alex – Alejandro to his Abuela – is forced to leave behind the home he loves and move across the country to live with his grandmother. Struggling to connect under the weight of his grief, Alex pushes his Abuela, Marta, away. As El Día de los Muertos approaches, bridging the gap between the living and spiritual worlds, Marta must bridge the gap of grief, age, and culture between her and Alex so they may find shelter in each other.

A personal reflection of a nation grappling with tragedy and a new way forward, La Ofrenda reminds us of the importance of memory and culture as a connection to those we have lost.

NOVEMBER 2, 2019

Día de los Muertos Celebration!

Saturday, November 2nd ASC and the Northwestern Settlement will be hosting a Día de los Muertos Celebration! The celebrations will begin at 10 am with food and family friendly activities in Burnside Hall at the Northwestern Settlement. Attendees can also partake in a special raffle run by the Settlement. Directly after, at 11:30 am, there will be a free performance of La Ofrenda written by José Casas and directed by Ana Velazquez. Tickets for ASC’s Día de los Muertos Celebration are limited to 100 on November 2nd and must be reserved online. While tickets are free, patrons are subject to $3.50 fee per ticket.
We hope to see you there!


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