Aurora’s Paramount Theatre will present a free virtual reading of BULL: a love story, a new play about a young Mexican American man’s path to self-actualization, written by Nancy García Loza, Thursday, January 28, at 7 p.m.
BULL: a love story is the second new work developed via Paramount’s new Inception Project, a new works development initiative designed to support and amplify BIPOC and marginalized voices while creating artist driven, courageous, thought provoking new work in a radically inclusive environment.
The play revolves around a Mexican American man who dealt drugs, got caught, and served ten years in prison. Every day for a decade, he’s thought about one thing: coming home to Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, now gentrified beyond his imagination. Hopeful and eager, he is ready to resume his life, only to discover how much everything has moved on without him.
BULL: a love story is a complex play that invites audiences to confront their own biases about a young Mexican man who survived his past and is trying to reach for the seemingly unattainable: self-love. It was originally commissioned by Chicago Dramatists during García Loza’s Tutterow Fellowship 2018-2020 residency program.
The final reading will be recorded and presented on January 28th as a free virtual event for Paramount subscribers, supporters, residents of the local community and the state of Illinois, and all theater professionals interested in new work. The reading is followed by a live, interactive discussion in which García Loza and other production members will reflect on the play and respond to audience questions.
Readers will note that BULL: a love story is recommended for ages 17 and up due to mature content. A detailed content advisory can be found at ParamountAurora.com/Inception-Project. Tickets to the event are free, but reservations are required and can be made on the Paramount Inception Project webpage.