Brush up on your Spanish speaking skills to see the latest show at Fantasy Nightclub, 3641 N. Halsted Street, running now through May 23. Varones is a new play presented by the Aladerri Theatre Company almost completely in Spanish with a little Spanglish slang thrown in for good measure. It is a show strictly for adults and it is a requirement in the venue for patrons to be 21 years old or older.
Masks are enforced to enter and the entire cast has been vaccinated. A set, complete with some nice artwork, has been built in the front of Fantasy Nightclub to house the show creating an intimate performance space. This a bold move with most theaters in the Chicago area closed for a pandemic and the producers have opportunities to be even more cautious, such as having more of a cabaret style space with tables spaced apart, instead of the traditional rows of chairs in the audience. The bartender then could perform table service, as opposed to some crowding at the bar area during intermission. Varones is smartly offered in a virtual format if any of this is a concern to ticket holders.