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Ensembles from Spain and Mexico join local troupes in the Goodman Theatre's first-ever showcase of Latino theater. Coordinated by actor-director Henry Godinez, the fest features readings, performances, and discussions in both Spanish and English. The Goodman Latino Theater Festival runs through July 20 at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. Times and ticket prices vary as shown in the schedule below; for reservations and more information, call 312-443-3800 or log on to www.goodman-theatre.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 17

Mira'm (Se dicen tantas cosas) (So Many Things Are Said)

Spain's Compania Marta Carrasco combines dance and theater in this exploration of "the underworld where we all hide ourselves." It's performed in Spanish. "This haunting dance-theater piece by Barcelona choreographer Marta Carrasco portrays our trembling, confused emotional lives. Short related pieces--set to well-chosen music that ranges from Tom Waits and Edith Piaf to Mozart and Schubert--evoke the disconnect between outward expression and inner feeling....The five performers, three women and two men, are alternately explosive and fragile. [The] piece needs no translation, relying as it does on movement, not words, to evoke our discordant interior landscapes," says Reader critic Jennifer Vanasco. 7:30 PM; $14-$22.

FRIDAY, JULY 18

Mira'm (Se dicen tantas cosas) (So Many Things Are Said)

See listing for Thursday, July 17. 8 PM; $14-$22.

SATURDAY, JULY 19

Electricidad

The Goodman Theatre previews its upcoming production of Luis Alfaro's new drama, subtitled "A Chicano Take on Sophocles' Electra." The reading is directed by Henry Godinez, who will stage the play's world premiere next season. 2 PM; $5-$9.

Mira'm (Se dicen tantas cosas) (So Many Things Are Said)

See listing for Thursday, July 17. 8 PM; $14-$22.

SUNDAY, JULY 20

Mira'm (Se dicen tantas cosas) (So Many Things Are Said)

See listing for Thursday, July 17. 2 PM; $14-$22.

Psst...I Have Something to Tell You, Mi Amor

Chicago poet Ana Castillo's playwriting debut, adapted from her poem "Like the People of Guatemala, I Want to Be Free of These Memories," is based on the true story of a nun who was kidnapped and tortured by the Guatemalan government. This one-act is performed in English under Henry Godinez's direction. 7:30 PM; $8-$12.

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