UIC Theatre presents “The Strangers”

Date / Time

September 30, 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


UIC Theatre


“The Strangers”

Sept. 30-Oct. 8
UIC Theatre

1044 W. Harrison St.

By christopher oscar peña

Directed by Marcela Muñoz

Playwright christopher oscar peña reimagined Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” with characters who represent our America today — people with a mix of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds, rather than the original all-white inhabitants of a New Hampshire hamlet. “The strangers” begins with a homecoming, or more accurately, “cris returns to a place he used to know,” to a town that peña calls “everytown”— a place that stands in for any hometown in America. He has been away a long time, and his return instigates a love story. In the “strangers,” folks rise and fall like fireworks on the Fourth of July, some big, some small: failures of empathy and failures of action that can change a life in an instant.

Tickets and Box Office Information

Student tickets: $5
Seniors: $10
General: $15

Post-Show Talks: 10/02
Post-Show Topics: Community, Compassion and Difference

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