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Photos: ¡BERNARDA! from Teatro Vista

Chicago’s Premier Latine Theatre Co-Presents Audacious Take on Federico García Lorca Classic with Steppenwolf at the 1700 Theater

Chicago, Illinois (October 27, 2023) – Teatro Vista, Chicago’s premier Latine theatre, today released new images of their Fall production, ¡BERNARDA!, an audacious new take on Federico García Lorca’s classic “The House of Bernarda Alba.” Directed by Teatro Vista Producing Artistic Director Wendy Mateo and written by Emilio Williams, the production remains faithful to the original work while re-imagining it for a new generation. ¡BERNARDA!, co-presented with Steppenwolf at the 1700 Theater (1700 N. Halsted St.), runs October 29 - November 19, 2023, with previews October 25 - 28. Tickets ($25 - $40) are on-sale now and can be purchased online at

After the death of her husband, Bernarda places a strict veil of mourning over herself, her four daughters and her senile mother. As the daughters’ desires and emotions clash with their mother’s strict control, tensions rise within the household. The sisters’ jealousies and rivalries boil over as their longing for freedom reaches a crescendo that exposes the destructive effects of Bernarda’s authoritarian rule.

¡BERNARDA! is a one-act with no intermission and is co-presented with Steppenwolf at the 1700 Theater (1700 N. Halsted.). Showtimes are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for preview performances (October 25 - 28), and $40 for regular performances, with discounts available for students and groups of ten or more people. Teatro Vista’s Teatro For All program offers a limited number of affordable tickets to those in our community who need them most, on a first-come, first-served basis for $20 per ticket.




Written By: Emilio Williams

Based on: “The House of Bernarda Alba” by Federico García Lorca

Directed By: Wendy Mateo

Cast: Charín Álvarez* (Bernarda, Maria Josefa), Gabriela Diaz (Carmelita), Stephanie Díaz*(Poncia), Sonya Madrigal (Magdalena), Ayssette Muñoz (Martirio), Claudia Quesada* (Angustias), and Alix Rhode (Adela). Covers: Alexandra Casillas (Poncia, Magdalena, Martirio), Mayra I. Echevarría (Bernarda, Maria Josefa, Angustias), Laura Quiñones (Adela, Carmelita).

* indicates AEA Member

Creative Team: Emilio Williams (Playwright), Wendy Mateo (Director), Satya Chávez(Composer), Lauren M. Nichols (Scenic Designer), Sarah Albrecht (Costume Designer), Johan H. Gallardo (Associate Costume Designer), Conchita Avitia (Lighting Designer), Lonnae Hickman (Props Designer), Stephanie M. Senior (Sound Designer), Erin Pleake (Projections Designer), Izzy Patt (Stage Manager), Olivia Ellery (Assistant Stage Manager), Matthew Chapman (Production Manager), Julie Jachym (Production Consultant), J. Nicole Brooks (Movement Director), Jyreika Guest (Intimacy and Fight Director), Dan Machalinski (Technical Director), Baylee Speer (Lead Electrician), and Makenna Van Raalte (Wardrobe Supervisor), Lillian Dion (Hair and Wig Consultant).

Dates: October 29 - November 19, 2023 (previews October 25 - 28, 2023 at 8 p.m.)

Press Opening: Sunday October 29, 2023 at 3 p.m.

Schedule: Wednesdays through Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 3 p.m.

Location: Steppenwolf 1700 Theater (1700 N. Halsted St.)

Tickets: Single Tickets: $25 - $40; Preview tickets (October 25 - 28): $25; Regular performances: $40; Student tickets: $20 with valid student ID. A limited number of Teatro for All tickets are available for $20 at each show. Note: Taxes and fees not included.

Group rates available; contact for details

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