Circa-Pintig and SamaSama Project participate in Chicago Artists Month with Tug of War 2, staged real-life stories around the theme of war, work and immigration. Complementing these stories are an exhibit of artwork on the same theme.

Featured are the stories of Raza, a survivor of the Iraq war, and Wayne, a Filipino-American soldier returning from the war in the Middle East, as well as Picketlayn Cantata, a story of a caregiver  Biyang’s journey from the Philippines to Chicago narrated through songs. The cast includes Louella Maningas Cabalona as Biyang, Ruben Pactol as Pedro, Mary Ann Espanola, Rosemarie Tom and Ellen Delarosa.

The featured artists are Jose Aggari, Justin Suico and Raven Guerrero. Raza is written by Zaineb Abdulla and directed by Aaron Mays. Wayne is written by Giovanni Ortega and directed by Aaron Mays. Picketlayn Cantata is written by Joy Barrios and directed by Allan Sargan. Musical direction for Picketlayn is by Baron Cabalona.

Previews: Sat (10/24), 8pm & Sun (10/25), 3pm

Regular shows: 3pm on Sun (11/1), Sat (11/7), Sun (11/8)

Venue: Moooh Dulce Gallery
2602 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Tickets: $10 ($5 for students/seniors) — Previews

              $20 ($10 for students/seniors) — Regular shows

Please call 773-480-4824 to reserve your tickets.