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'Tug of War' Grapples With Armed Conflict and Immigration on Stage

By Darryl Holliday | June 10, 2015 9:28am

LOGAN SQUARE — Celebrate Filipino Independence Day with an original performance by Filipino theatre company CIRCA Pintig that grapples with the trauma of armed conflict and immigration in Logan Square.

The series of dramatic performances kicked off last month at Moooh Dulce, 2602 N. Fullerton Ave., and will run its final two shows the day after Filipino Independence Day, June 13 at 8 p.m. and June 14 at 3 p.m.

The series will conclude its run on June 14. [Provided/Anna Wassman]

CIRCA Pintig's production of “Tug of War” is “a collection of dramatic snapshots of soldiers, veterans and civilians who are grappling with the trauma from armed conflict and immigration” directed by Aaron Mays. The production is comprised of four short works: The Soldier’s Home, Wayne, The Story of Raza and Caregiver.

Founded in 1991, CIRCA Pintig is Chicago’s premiere Filipino theatre company dedicated to education, community-building and producing plays that reflect Filipino history and experience abroad and in the U.S.

The cast of “Tug of War” includes Alice da Cunha, Brian Kung, Robert (Bobby) Manzano, Annamarie Tabo and Loreen Targos, with set is designed by Jose Aggari.

This production marks CIRCA Pintig’s 24th season, including earlier performances of America is in the Heart, Dreamweavers, Scent of Home: Bienvenido Santos Trilogy, APAT: A Quartet of Short Acts, The Bells of Balangiga and Alamat (Legends).

Tickets are available here for $12 or for $15 at the door — $10 tickets for students, seniors and industry professionals.

[Provided/Anna Wassman]

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