Romero: Staged play reading and talkback

Date / Time

February 20, 2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


By Xiomara Cornejo

Directed by Sandra Marquez

Play synopsis: Óscar A. Romero, the Catholic Archbishop of El Salvador who sacrificed his life for the liberation of the poor, is called upon by the heavens for sainthood. A guilt- ridden Romero struggles to accept the call for sainthood while the suffering of people persists. In a magical journey through time, we bear witness to Romero’s acts of defiance as he continues to walk alongside the poor.

The UIC School of Theatre and Music, Teatro Vista and Centro Romero co-present special concert readings of “Romero,” a full-length play by Xiomara Cornejo, winner of the 2022 KCACTF Region V National Partners of the American Theatre “Outstanding Play” award.

Post-Show Discussion:

Join a 30-min talk-back led by Dramaturg Bryar Barborka after each reading with guest panelist, including UIC faculty, Chicago-based artists and Centro Romero staff, followed by small reception. Tickets are free. RSVP is required.

Additional Performances:

Wednesday Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m.
Steppenwolf’s LookOut Performance Series
1700 Theater | Steppenwolf Theatre
1700 N. Halsted St.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 4-6 p.m.
Centro Romero
6216 N. Clark St.

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