The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s 2021-22 Mainstage Season continues with the drama Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, running March 16 through 26 in the Sheldon Patinkin Theatre of the Getz Theatre Center of Columbia College, located at 72 E. 11th St. in Chicago’s South Loop. For tickets, click here.
Directed by Theatre Department faculty member Jesse J. Carlo, this play by Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz concerns a brother and a sister whose lives were forever altered when their mother put them on a flight from Havana to the United States in 1961. When they return to their native land decades later during the Pope’s visit to Cuba, the estranged siblings search for recollection and healing, seeking to make sense of the childhood that was subtracted from their lives. Cruz’s play possesses an imaginative and lyrical landscape that elevates the material to a poetic universality.