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Lunaticas

Chicago Dramatists
1105 W Chicago Chicago

A new play about women's everyday insanity. From Chicago-style road rage to an obsession with catching muggers, Lunaticas uses Teatro Luna's trademark humor and honesty to tell a truth we don't always want to tell: Sometimes, we're just a little bit crazy. Directed and developed by award-winning playwright Tanya Saracho, Lunaticas tackles Teatro Luna's namesake The Moon (La Luna) and places our true-life stories in the context of myths and superstitions about women, Latinas, and the moon.

Presented by Teatro Luna

Thru - Jul 15, 2007

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm



Price: $15

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 773-878-LUNA

Running Time: 1hr 30mins

www.teatroluna.org/current.html



  Lunaticas Reviews
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  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

'...while there is something formulaic about the setup -- particularly when a few serious vignettes make an appearance -- the show as a whole contains some of the strongest observational humor you will find this side of "Sex and the City," which has been airing in reruns for years. It is nice to have fresh material on hand.'
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Chris Jones


Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...if you don't know Spanish you'll feel left out at times, particularly in the moon-goddess mythology-lesson transitions. A bigger problem is the way director Tanya Saracho has crammed all the serious stories about abuse and rape into the final 20 minutes. This whiplash-inducing change in tone undermines the humor and honesty of the first 70 minutes."

Jenn Goddu


EpochTimes - Highly Recommended

"...Teatro Luna, Chicago's only all-Latina Theatre company has just opened their new show "Lunatic(a)s" which is all about women's everyday insanity. You don't have to be Latina ( or even Hispanic) to enjoy this wild and crazy 90 minutes ( although they do throw in some Spanish expressions)- in fact, with the exception of the two "downer" stories, this is pure comedy with a capital "C"."

Al Bresloff


Time Out Chicago - Recommended

"...Saracho guides the proceedings as gracefully as possible, though the show suffers slightly from an unevenness of tone that might just be the nature of ensemble-created work; it doesnít seem quite right that a sketch about road rage should be more memorable than a scene in which a woman is visited in her dreams by a raped and murdered female soldier, but thatís indeed the case."
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Kris Vire


   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.


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