WBEZ | Cecilie Keenan http://www.wbez.org/tags/cecilie-keenan Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en New play moves a classic story to Mexico http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-24/new-play-moves-classic-story-mexico-84183 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-24/El-nogalar.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>When playwright <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicagodramatists.org/catalogue/pwdetail.html?command=search&amp;db=/databases/pwdb.db&amp;eqpwiddatarq=9035">Tanya Saracho</a> set out to adapt Anton Chekov&rsquo;s <em>The Cherry Orchard </em>she wound up writing a very personal story. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Production.aspx?prod=117"><em>El Nogalar</em></a> - or The Pecan Orchard &ndash; takes place in a city on the southern side of the border between Mexico and the United States.<br /><br />Saracho knows the area well. She draws from her family&rsquo;s experiences in the region, which has become increasingly famous for its drug and gang violence. <em>El Nogalar</em> revolves around the return of ex-patriots to their ancestral land. But to quote another writer &ndash; you can&rsquo;t go home again.<br /><br />The play, which is a co-production with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.teatrovista.org/">Teatro Vista</a>, opens at the Goodman Theatre Saturday. Director <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/ArtistPopups/CecilieKeenan.aspx">Cecilie Keenan</a> and Tanya Saracho joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to discuss the work.</p><p><em>Music Button: Calexico, &quot;Maria Chuchena&quot;, from the CD Toolbox, (Our Soil, Our Strength)</em></p></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:59:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-24/new-play-moves-classic-story-mexico-84183