MCA Chicago / Chicago Humanities Festival / APTP / Storefront Theater 2004-2005
One big world in one small restaurant.
"Some of the most riveting and imaginative storytelling to be seen on any stage." Hedy Weiss Chicago Sun-Times
One evening. One restaurant. One family from Iran that never meant to open a restaurant. One magic table around which a dying Bolivian revolutionary gathers with his family. One Puerto Rican waitress who’s always changing the radio station. One Mexican busboy who’s weak at the heart. One Persian waitress who’s lost in a dream. One giant rice pot and one set of flying shishes. One corrido and one tango. One oud, one zarb, one daf, and one guitar. One cup of tea. One big world in one small storefront. Welcome to Saffron.
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“The immigrant experience, as Chicago teens see it”
The collection of languages spoken by the young performers in “Saffron” – the new show by the nationally recognized Albany Park Theater Project set to debut this weekend as part of the Children’s Humanities Festival – could easily keep the translation department of the United Nations busy.