Urban Theater to present Jose Rivera’s "Brainpeople"

UrbanTheater Company presents

The Midwest Premiere of


Brainpeople by José Rivera


November 12 – December 12, 2010

UrbanTheater Company (UTC) is proud to announce the Midwest premiere of Brainpeople byJosé Rivera, directed by Marti Lyons.

A wealthy woman invites two strangers to join her in a strange feast commemorating the death of her parents. Mayannah has done this every year but her dark purpose remains unclear. All that will change tonight when two damaged souls find their way to her table. Taking place in a not-so-distant future, the sounds of a war-torn Los Angeles fill the air. Tensions rise, true colors are revealed and the main course is not the only thing with claws.

Brainpeople will run for five weeks November 12 – December 12, 2010 at Batey Urbano, 2620 W. Division, Chicago, IL 60622. Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 6pm.

Brainpeople features Co – Artistic Director Marilyn Camacho, Amanda Powell and Kate Brown.

Now beginning their 5th year of operation, UrbanTheater Company performed A Lover’s Dismantling: Fragments of a Scenic Discourse (Desmontaje Amoroso) by Elena Guiochins, translated by Andy Bragen as part of the 5th Biennial Latino Festival at Goodman Theatre.

About UTC

UrbanTheater Company (UTC) is committed to the creation and exploration of urban-inspired works that convey, illuminate and empathize with the human experience. The multicultural company was founded in 2005 by a Latino ensemble deeply rooted in their community and culture, who through performance art bring awareness to the social issues impacting Chicago communities. As a platform for multicultural representation in the performance arena, UTC serves as a bridge between Chicago performing artistic, our respective communities and the youth we work with. Although UTC operates with an intrinsic focus on creating new works, we also engage in performing classic plays and contemporary adaptations.

UrbanTheater has also been selected to be one of the three theatre companies to participate in the 2nd annual Garage Rep at Steppenwolf Theatre running February 16-April 24, 2011. They will be presenting Sonnets for an Old Century.”

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