Blowout follows a period of several days in the life of the staff –o mejor dicho, la familia – at Gloria’s Jair an Maykop, a beauty salon in the gentrifying Chicago neighborhood of West Town. This telenovela style play explores themes of entrepreneurship, chosen families, how neighbors and cultures are created and transformed, steadfast love and support in the face of a rapidly changing world.
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  • David Hansen:
    11 Apr. 2018
    An elderly stylist in Del Carmen’s play comments on how everyone wants their hair to look like someone else's. "Lo general nadie está feliz como es," she says. No one is happy with the way things are. But I was delighted with this script (written in Spanish) about transition, change, and gentrification at one neighborhood salon, which includes a variety of charming women characters, great humor, beautiful monologues, and hope for the future.

Production History

  • Community Theater
    Aguijón Theater Company