Teatro Línea de Sombra’s


October 17 - 29, 2017

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

A World’s Stage Production from México
directed by Jorge A. Vargas

Highly recommended! An unreachable journey to the North unfolds... in a haunting collage of theater, music, movement, film, and rituals.

Chicago Sun-Times

The best of political theater

Seattle Times

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The Play

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is proud to present one of México’s most celebrated theater ensembles, Teatro Línea de Sombra, in our new third theater, The Yard, as part of the inaugural Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, Destinos. Using a myriad of storytelling techniques, the company has built a reputation for its encompassing theatrical experiences and has toured its work to three continents. In the largest international engagement of the festival, a man departs México for a land of dreams: Amarillo, Texas—but vanishes before reaching his destination. Far away, a woman reconstructs his journey, imagining what might have transpired not only for him, but for the thousands of other faceless men and women who have taken the same path—and for those who were left behind. Combining stunning multimedia projections, visceral imagery and poetic storytelling, the production is a rich theatrical meditation on the harsh realities faced by immigrants and their families.

Performed in Spanish with projected English translation.



Video: Amarillo Montage

Gallery: Teatro Línea de Sombra's Amarillo


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The Players

Creative Team

Jorge A. Vargas Director

Jorge Verdín (Clorofila) Original Music

Jesús Hernández Space and Lighting Design

Marina España Video Design

Raúl Mendoza Video Design

Kay Peréz Video Design

Rodrigo Espinosa Sound Design


Jesus Cuevas 

Antígona González 

Alicia Laguna 

María Luna 

Raul Mendoza 

Vianey Salinas 

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