Meet Juan(ito) Doe
From long days working on the Nabisco assembly line to long nights at el baile, from falling in love over pico de gallo and hot dogs to strange occurrences on the Ashland #9 bus, from a young boy sneaking into his mother’s high heels to a young girl who feels trapped in her quinceañera dress, Meet Juan(ito) Doe offers a powerful and sometimes surreal portrait of working-class and immigrant life on the Southside of Chicago. Created by Free Street Resident Artist Ricardo Gamboa, in collaboration with Ana Velasquez and an ensemble of “brown and down Chi-towners,” Meet Juan(ito) Doe is based on true stories of Mexican-Americans in the city collected at bar crawls, neighborhood writing events, karaoke nights, street fairs and drag lotería nights.
Performances are Mondays and Fridays at 7:30pm from October 6th to November 10th at the
Storyfront, 4346 S. Ashland Ave. Additional performances have been added as part of the Chicago
International Latino Theater Festival on October 26th-28th at 7:30pm at the Storyfront.
All Free Street productions are free or Pay-What-You-Can at the door.
Due to the intimate nature of the space, we highly recommend advance tickets, starting at $5 at https://fstmjd.bpt.me/
ASL interpretation is available on select dates, and co-programming for children will be provided
on Fridays, October 13th and the 27th for FREE!