ABOUT THE SHOW

Step back in time to 1960s Chicago and right into La Havana Madrid, the long-gone Caribbean night club that drew throngs of newly-arrived Latinos to the city’s north side. La Havana Madrid, a vibrant, musical venue, became a cultural hub for these new Chicagoans.

Inspired by real life stories of those who flocked to the club to celebrate and remember, this intimate recreation of the lively 1960s music club, conceived and written by Sandra Delgado and directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce, features live music and will immerse you in the pulsing sounds of that decade from the mambo to the new sound of salsa.

Legendary Colombian-American musician Roberto "Carpacho" Marin, and his band of 30 years, Carpacho y Su Super Combo, will play live every show. Together, the play’s band and cast will chronicle the history of Caribbean Latino music and Chicagoans throughout the decade.

La Havana Madrid is made possible by The Joyce Foundation and The Community Trust. Production sponsors are Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) and Maria C. Bechily & Scott Hodes.

Cumberland Irving and Purple Group are Teatro Vista’s Season Sponsors.

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Watch & Listen

Running Time

2 hours, which includes 1 intermission

1700 Seating

The 1700 Theatre is general admission, with an assortment of cabaret-style seating options, including high stools and low chairs clustered around tables. We do not reserve seating unless you have a mobile disability. If you have particular seating preferences, we recommend arriving a half hour before show time to reserve the seat of your choice.

Special Performances

Audio-described and touch tour: 
Saturday, May 27 at 2pm touch tour, audio described performance at 3:30pm

Spanish captioning: 
Saturday May 27 at 3:30pm

Tickets for this production are currently sold out. A limited number of standby tickets will be available at the box office starting one hour prior to performance time. For more information call Audience Services at 312-335-1650.
Reserve Tickets

Running Time

2 hours, which includes 1 intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

1700 Seating

The 1700 Theatre is general admission, with an assortment of cabaret-style seating options, including high stools and low chairs clustered around tables. We do not reserve seating unless you have a mobile disability. If you have particular seating preferences, we recommend arriving a half hour before show time to reserve the seat of your choice.

Special Performances

Audio-described and touch tour: 
Saturday, May 27 at 2pm touch tour, audio described performance at 3:30pm

Spanish captioning: 
Saturday May 27 at 3:30pm