Cuba's formidable theater innovators Flora Lauten and Raquel Carrío of Teatro Buendía stage one of the greatest magical realism tales in Latin American literature-Juan Rulfo's 1955 novel Pedro Paramo. The story follows a son who returns home to meet his father and reveals how one man's unchecked appetite destroys both everything he loves and the town that made him great. The novel galvanized writers such as Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Marquez to raise the voices and laughter of forgotten people, and encouraged writers and readers alike to listen to the dead living among us. Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Pedro Paramo (March 23 - 31, 2013 in the Owen Theatre) was created by Teatro Buendía with Chicago artists over an eight-week residency in Chicago and Havana, Cuba.
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