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Albany Park Theater Project 2013 show explores financial meltdown

Updated: September 6, 2012 7:03AM

No doubt about it. The Albany Park Theater Project (APTP) — that ever-impressive ensemble of young actors who create and perform their own material — have their finger directly on the pulse of the times.

Last year they created a powerful production, “Home/Land,” that explored many aspects of the immigration issue in a highly sophisticated and moving way. The show will be remounted June 20-30 at the Goodman Theatre, as part of its Latino Festival.

Meanwhile, for its 15th anniversary season, APTP is devising a new show, “And I’ll Blow Your House Down,” which will have its world premiere April 12-May 5, 2013, at its home base at the Laura Wiley Theater in the Eugene Field House, 5100 N. Ridgeway. The show will be based on the real-life stories of Chicagoans struggling against uncertain financial futures. The company’s starting point will be interviews with people facing foreclosure and eviction, and with individuals and communities fighting against the devastation wrought by the foreclosure epidemic. Tickets will go on sale March 18, 2013.

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