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The Dueling Critics Review Teatro Vista's THE ABUELAS

The Dueling Critics Review Teatro Vista's THE ABUELAS

The Dueling Critics, Kerry Reid and Jonathan Abarbanel, review Teatro Visita’s world premiere THE ABUELAS.

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“The gut punch for me was thinking about all the stories we’re hearing about children who are being separated at our border from their parents, when they’re trying to seek asylum.  And that’s where I think the resonance of this story, that has its roots in the late 1970’s in Argentina, comes home to roost for us” - Kerry Reid commenting on one of the ways THE ABUELAS feels relevant.

Alba Guerra (left) plays Carolina and Cruz Gonzalez Cadel is Gabriela in Teatro Vista’s THE ABUELAS. Photo credit: Joel Maisonet

Alba Guerra (left) plays Carolina and Cruz Gonzalez Cadel is Gabriela in Teatro Vista’s THE ABUELAS. Photo credit: Joel Maisonet

Stephanie Alison Walker’s THE ABUELAS is a sequel to THE MADRES, which Teatro Vista premiered last spring. The play is centered on Gabriela, an Argentine cellist, living in Chicago with her husband. Gabriela’s seemingly happy life is turned upside down when two strangers visit and expose a 37-year-old secret.

Katie Barberi (left) plays Soledad and Nate Santana is Marty in Teatro Vista’s THE ABUELAS. Photo credit: Joel Maisonet

Katie Barberi (left) plays Soledad and Nate Santana is Marty in Teatro Vista’s THE ABUELAS. Photo credit: Joel Maisonet

It’s a split decision from the Dueling Critics: Kerry recommends THE ABUELAS. Jonathan says he has some issues with the script.

Teatro Vista’s THE ABUELAS continues at Victory Gardens Theater through March 17.

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