The play's stint at the National Pastime Theater from Oct. 4 to Nov. 9 will be its Chicago premiere.
"Lydia" tells the story of a working-class Latino family in the 1970s that hires an illegal immigrant (the play's namesake) as a maid to care for their 16-year-old daughter, Cecilia, the victim of a car crash that left her with permanent brain damage.
"Lydia turns out to be a remarkable young woman who connects with Cecilia and sets out to heal the family of their strained distance from one another, subsequently revealing unexpected secrets," the theater said in a news release.
The story is set in El Paso, Texas, and also "explores the Texas-Mexican border relations while blending fantasy and reality," according to the theater.
Octavio Solis, who has penned more than 20 plays, is one of America's most prominent Latino playwrights. Cecillie Keenan will direct the production, which includes an all-Latino cast, featuring actors Jessie David Perez, Rafael Franco, Matthew Harris, Sindy Castro, Rose Guccione, Nelson Rodriguez and Sarai Rodriguez.
The National Pastime Theater is housed in the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave.
Tickets can be bought online.