Two ambitious Mexican-American brothers nicknamed Water and Power are climbing the ranks of Chicago’s power structure and political machine. A gifted cop and a popular state senator respectively, Gilbert and Gabriel rose from the hardscrabble neighborhoods of the city’s South side to the corridors of power. But on this dark and rainy night, they find themselves on a lonely stretch of Division Street, their careers hanging on the balance.
UrbanTheater Company (UTC) presents the Midwest premiere of Richard Montoya’s Water & Power. Winner of the 2006 Ted Schmitt Award for World Premiere of an Outstanding New Play presented by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, the Culture Clash co-founder has adapted his play from its original setting in a motel room in East Los Angeles to Chicago’s Division Street. Directed by Richard Pérez and co-produced by UTC’s newly appointed Artistic Director Miranda González, this ambitious new production of Montoya’s play stars Dennis García as Water and UTC Executive Director Iván Vega as Power as well as Mike Cherry (The Fixer), Juan Delgado (Asunción García/Ministro/Vendor), Gabriel Elías González (Deer Dancer/Gibby/Gabby) and Andrew Neftalí Pérez (Norte/Sur).