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Brian Quijada

Brian Quijada

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When: Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 26 2017
Price: $20
Reviewing this solo show in 2016, Matt de la Peña wrote as follows: Area native Brian Quijada is a first-generation American who's Latino, multilingual, an artist, and a college grad, all of which sticks with you through this coming-of-age saga, which centers on his upbringing as the son of immigrant parents growing up in upscale, mostly white Highland Park. Mining memories from early childhood to present-day Chicago, Quijada uses this autobiographical one-man show to grapple with life, liberty, and the paradox of the American dream. In the vein of John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown, the 90-minute performance, directed by Chay Yew, is as funny as it is poignant: expertly crafted, deftly poetic, and unabashedly authentic. You’ll laugh, cry, cheer—your only regret will be that you didn’t get to do it longer. —Matt de la Peña



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