In 'Fade,' an outsider sells her soul in a climb to the top

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:49:39 AM. The play, directed by Sandra Marquez, is a canny indictment of success at any price.
There is going to be a betrayal. Not of the sexual kind, but rather, one involving social class and intra-ethnic differences. And while the person betrayed has had enough experience in life to know that more often than not this is the way of the world, it does not make the betrayal any less painful. That, in brief, is the moral of the story in Tanya Saracho’s two-character play, “Fade,” now receiving its Chicago premiere in a co-production by Teatro Vista and Victory Gardens Theater. ‘FADE’ Recommended When: Through Dec. 23 Where: Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Tickets: $15 – $56 Info: www.victorygardens.org Run time: 100 minutes,  with no intermission Eddie Martinez plays Abel and Sari Sanchez is Lucia in “Fade,” a co-production of Teatro Vista and Victory Gardens Theater. | Liz Lauren Before going any further, a few words about Saracho that might suggest her play is more than a little quasi-autobiographical. Born in Mexico, she spent her childhood traversing the border as her parents were divorced, and her businessman father lived in Mexico while her mother lived in Texas. She forged her career as a playwright and actress in Chicago, and then moved to Los Angeles where she quickly became a successful television writer whose credits include Lifetime’s “Devious Maids,” HBO’s “Girls” and “Looking,” and ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” (produced by Chicago-bred Shonda Rhimes, who gets a brief mention in the play). “Fade” spins around Lucia (Sari...Read more
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