Please join us for a wonderful evening, a part of the Goodman’s Community Engagement Series, designed to deepen our engagement with Chicago’s civic life and open up the broad range of work on our stages to all groups reflective of our city.
Tickets are $25 and include a cocktail and appetizer reception and a performance of “Another Word for Beauty.”
Thursday, January 21, 2016
6:00-7:15PM | Cocktail and Appetizer Reception
7:30PM | Performance of Another Word for Beauty
“Another Word for Beauty”
By José Rivera | Music by Héctor Buitrago
Directed by Steve Cosson
A stirring new music-filled work by Academy Award nominee José Rivera (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) and Grammy winner Héctor Buitrago. Each year the female inmates at a Bogotá, Colombia prison compete in a beauty pageant intended by their jailers to motivate and rehabilitate them. While the pageant’s parade of glamorous gowns, exotic headdresses and rhythmic dances provides a distraction from daily suffering, its real impact on each woman is more than skin deep. Inspired by true events, “Another Word for Beauty” is a haunting and soulful examination of women trapped within a prison’s walls and the events and circumstances that led to their arrests.