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The Delicate Tears Of The Waning Moon
The Delicate Tears Of The Waning Moon

The Delicate Tears Of The Waning Moon
Water People Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre
Thru - Oct 13, 2019

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Water People Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre

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Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

"...Director Iraida Tapias skillfully underscores the play's many moments of tenderness and poetry (Rodrigo reads Octavio Paz aloud), even as Paulina begins to piece together what happened to put her in the coma. The reason she and so many real-life women journalists have been targeted? "For telling the truth. For doing their job. Because they're women." As the play honors the memory of journalists like Miroslava Breach, it also asks us to be brave enough to look at the same injustices they wrote about."
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Kerry Reid



Windy City Times- Highly Recommended

"...As a theater critic who has been published internationally, I can bear witness to this play's political story. As a caregiver for a stroke patient, I can bear witness to the personal story as well, which is told in a surprisingly poetic way. The Delicate Tears of the Waning Moon speaks to me and sticks with me."
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Jonathan Abarbanel



Buzznews.net- Somewhat Recommended

"...While Delicate Tears of the Waning Moon has political currency, it is also moving on a level of human drama. Alemán’s performance is exceptional – she also teaches acting through the Chicago-and-Caracas-based Water People Theater group. But the play itself suffers from requiring so much exposition to tell the story points, a drudgery that falls mostly to Rodrigo’s character. To make the play reach more audiences, it is delivered at the 1700 in English with Spanish supertitles – which is helpful even for English speakers. But it takes some unraveling for English speakers, anyway, to unravel what is happening on stage."
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Bill Esler



Third Coast Review- Highly Recommended

"...The Delicate Tears of the Waning Moon has a poetic title, both in English and in Spanish (Las Delicadas Lagrimas de ls Luna Menguante). Playwright and actor Rebeca Aleman has written an often poetic script about a horrific story of violence against women and, in particular, against women journalists, in a Latin American country."
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Nancy Bishop



Chicago Theater and Arts- Highly Recommended

"...The play was originally written in Spanish and performed here in English, expertly directed by Iraida Tapias who guided the delicate unraveling of the mystery surrounding Paulina’s condition."
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Reno Lovison