Su Teatro closes their 2018-2019 season with the much-anticipated World Premier of Bobby LeFebre’s timely play, “Northside.”
In this new production, LeFebre, an award-winning writer, performer, and cultural worker, tackles the ever-present social, economic, and cultural conflict of Denver’s rapidly changing cityscape, describing the play as an “unapologetic celebration of cultural preservation and permanence and a eulogy to things lost.”
LeFebre lauds the piece as an “urban-colloquial story of power and privilege, unflinching love, and the innate human drive to belong somewhere.”
The production will be directed by Denver-raised, Los Angeles-based actor and director, Hugo Carbajal, and tells the story of a young-professional Latinx couple looking to buy a home in their rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Working with Felipe, a prominent real estate developer, the couple encounters numerous obstacles along the way. Parallel to the couple’s race to remain in the neighborhood are the stories of Sean and Megan—a young-professional white couple looking to buy in the “up-and-coming inner city”—and elder, Mrs. Lujan, the matriarch of a Chicano family that moved into the Northside in the 1960’s, who in failing health, is reckoning with selling her home.
“Northside” runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, June 13th-June 29th at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr., in Denver, at 7:30pm, with a 2pm matinee on Sunday June 30th.
Tickets can be purchased at suteatro.org or by calling 303-296-0219.
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