Imaginative Staging Adds Excitement to Ofrenda
Albany Park Theatre Project Shares a Patchwork of Stories
Although there is a playwright credited in Ofrenda's program, each of the thirty-two young cast members also has a hand in the content of Ofrenda. Sharing personal stories, reflections, and memories, the ensemble creates a patchwork of several thematically-connected stories. Whether addressing bombings in Damascus or their affinity for the chickens of Ecuador, each member of APTP's youth ensemble offers the insight and passion that only comes from the youth. The fact that some aspects of the subject matter can become weighty without ever weighing down the production is a testament to directors Stephanie Paul and Maggie Popadiak as much as it is a testament to the talents of the cast of 13 to 18 year old performers. Whether addressing issues of deportation, protest, identity, or war, this heartfelt cast retains an infectious and earnest hopefulness.
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