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  Not For Sale at UrbanTheater Company

Not For Sale

UrbanTheater Company
2620 W. Division Chicago

With the Puerto Rican Festival months away, Humboldt Park prepares for the big event. With new neighbors looking to make changes, those that have lived in the community have to work together to either brace for change or let go of the legacies laid out by those that are long gone. A story about community, family, and politics, the question persists, who gets to lay claims to a neighborhood?

Thru - Oct 20, 2018

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 312-767-8821

  Not For Sale Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...This is a story that plays out in cities all over America, and Del Carmen doesn't necessarily provide any new insights or offer many solutions. But by presenting each of the forces in the conflict with humor and empathy, she allows the audience to see where everyone is coming from rather than hammering home a single dogmatic point of view above all others. It takes a near-fatal heart attack and string of vandalism for former enemies to become allies. I don't know if I entirely bought the hopeful coda, but I appreciate Del Carmen's optimism nonetheless."
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Dmitry Samarov

Windy City Times - Highly Recommended

"...Despite the auditory environment created by Nick Rojas' score of site-specific street sounds ( a symphony encompassing automotive equipment of all varieties, sidewalk plena-y-panderita music and conversations conducted across front stoops, upstairs windows, and curbside vehicles ), the symposial framework underlying the play's arguments is unmistakeable. The cast assembled by director Sara Carranza and led by pioneering LatinX actor Frankie Davila as the warm-hearted Reynaldo deftly reject caricature to offer a rare portrait of social and economical conflicts-and how to resolve them-blissfully free of the divisive rancor so prevalent in our times."
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Mary Shen Barnidge

Chicago On Stage - Highly Recommended

"...With a story that radiates energy and, at points, moves at a breakneck pace--providing plenty of dramatic, comedic, and genuinely tender moments--Del Carmen conveys a sense that the issues brought on by gentrification are every bit as complicated as the people who live in its wake. At the end of the day, she gives us no easy answers and no one to hate. She reminds us that the city is the city, the neighborhood is the neighborhood, and the people are the people. And we come away from the experience more than a little entertained and whole lot wiser."
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Karen Topham

   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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