In Melissa DuPrey’s hilarious solo play SUSHI-Frito, a woman navigates the complicated cultural politics of being a “NEO-Latina” in gentrifying Humboldt Park. She joins Costco to buy pregnancy tests in bulk. She tries to get her white boyfriend to argue with her about something other than auras. She hustles to keep her apartment as rents rise, asking “how do you put a price tag on HOME?” Still, she admits, “I have been EAST of Western and have experienced bottomless mimosa brunch, aka drunch. And it is good.” Silly, smart, and shameless, unafraid to take on gynecologists or gentrifiers, Melissa DuPrey brings her unique brand of comedy and performance to Free Street Theater for a limited run of SUSHI-Frito, which is the second installment in a trilogy of solo plays.
Written and Performed by Melissa DuPrey
Directed by Miranda Gonzalez
Thursday, December 3rd at 7pm
Friday, December 4th at 7pm
Saturday, December 5th at 3pm (children’s programming offered during show)*
Thursday, December 10th at 7pm
Friday, December 11th at 7pm
Saturday, December 12th at 3pm (children’s programming offered during show)*
Shows at Free Street are pay-what-you-can, starting at $1! Of course, we’d be excited to take a million as well! Online ticket purchases start at $5: http://sushifrito.brownpapertickets.com/
On Saturdays during this run, we will be offering co-programmming for children age 3-12. No need to get a babysitter! Bring them along.