The Mutant Chihuahuas are HERE! Join us for an EPIC outdoor show, performed for FREE and ALL-AGES in parks across the city! In The Real Life Adventures, a 13-year old Mexican-American boy living in Pilsen and Little Village spends his days playing baseball, helping his abuela with her elote cart, and hiding the fact that he has telekinetic powers. When his mother, an undocumented factory worker, mysteriously disappears, Jimmy is determined to find her. With the help of two “pirates,” he finds himself facing a pack of mutant Chihuahuas and a ruthless sweatshop owner in a high-stakes battle to reclaim the streets of his neighborhood.
All shows are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. Dates and venues are as follows:
Wednesday, August 12 Davis Square 4430 S Marshfield Ave.
Thursday, August 13 Avondale Park 3516 W. School St.
Featuring Steven Beaudion, Yvonne Coleman, Jazmin Corona, Jovanni Campuzano, Clare Gesinski, Brenda Gonzalez, Andrew Huber, Angelina Llongueras, Laureana Martinez, Erick McCree, Kendall Morrissette, Jesse Murphy, David Pintor, Damariz Posadas, Seline Cecilia Racey Elijah Ruiz,Rafael Franco-Steeves, Ryan Williams. Design by Sadie Rock, Adam McAleavey, Jake Ives, and Ajina Slater. By Ricardo Gamboa. Directed by Coya Paz with Katrina Dion.
The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de Las Rosas is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Now in its third year, the 2015 Night Out in the Parks series will host over 1,000 events and programs at more than 250 neighborhood parks throughout the city, making community parks a safe haven and hubs of activity. Projects will vary from traditional performances and concerts, to movies, peace rallies, community workshops, nature based programs, dance pieces and more. The Chicago Park District has partnered with more than 80 arts and community organizations to expand and produce this successful initiative.