Roots in the Alley
March 31 until May 5
Twins Honey and Blanca—sunny, West Coast natives—are fish out of water in Chicago, having been dumped at their reluctant abuela’s house by their Anglo mom. Banished to the alley to finish their chores, the sisters encounter a magical tree hiding strange objects and guiding them into the Ceiba Network, an online game with real world consequences. Our twin heroes face increasing challenges as they fight to level up, trekking through a mysterious underworld where they discover their Guatemalan heritage and their true origins. A wildly imaginative reinvention of the Mayan creation myths of The Popol Vuh, this original play makes connections between mythology, history, heritage, and the digital world.