About La Ruta
To the U.S.-owned factories in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, La Ruta is just a bus. But to the women who live, work and often disappear along the route, it's so much more than that. Inspired by real testimonies, and using live music to evoke factory work and protest marches, La Ruta is a visceral unearthing of secrets buried in the desert and a celebration of the Mexican women who stand resiliently in the wake of loss.
Isaac Gomez is an award-winning Chicago-based playwright, originally from El Paso, Texas/Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. This play's route to the stage included workshops and readings at Teatro Luna, Victory Gardens Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Cultural Center, Goodman Theater and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. An important work from an important young voice, we are proud to feature the world premiere of Isaac’s "La Ruta" as part of our Main Series and Sandra in her Steppenwolf directing debut.
80min; no intermission