After 28 straight sold out shows, Su Teatro will offer the free community presentation as a token of love, gratitude and respect. “Northside” tells the story of a young Chicano couple attempting to purchase their home in the neighborhood that where they grew up. A place they had known in their “La Raza Park” has historically been a spiritual center for Chicanos and Latinos it is only appropriate that the performance will mark the end of this iteration of the production. The high demand for the show has shown the Northside to be a voice for the community and has served as an outlet for conversations regarding gentrification. The appropriateness of staging the production in the Northside has added a taste of nostalgia and bitter sweetness as this is the very community ravaged by the push out.
Directed by West High graduate Hugo Carbajal and features Su Teatro veterans Yolanda Ortega and Angel Mendez-Soto. Colorado Poet Laureate, Su Teatro company member and live long Northside resident and the author of “Northside” Bobby Lefebre will be in attendence and will make closing remarks.
The free performance will be Saturday, September 28 at La Raza Park, 1501 W 38th Ave, Denver. No reservations are required the event is free and open to the public. Audience members should be prepared for changes in weather and bring their own seating.