Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen]

By Charise Castro Smith

directed by Tony Adams

a Chicago premiere production
January 21 through February 27, 2016

A play about a mother and daughter. Also featuring: helpful tips on what to do if you get knocked up by the lord of the underworld and it turns out he’s a little meh about the whole thing. Also about having Bette Davis as your imaginary best friend, a spunky heroine, some sex and loads of glamour.

Approximate running time: 85 minutes (no intermission)


Allyce Torres (Estrella Cruz)
Kelly Opalko (Bette Davis)
Tamika Lecheé Morales (Aurelia Cruz)
Robert N. Isaac (Pablo the Junker)
Noe Jara (The Voice)
Johnny Garcia (Hermes)
Brian Bradford (Pablo u/s)

Creative Team:

Playwright: Charise Castro Smith
Director: Tony Adams
Scenic Design: Nicholas Schwartz
Costume Design: Jerica Hucke
Lighting Design: Cat Davis
Video Design: Dre Robinson
Projections Design: Paul Deziel
Projections Design: Smooch Medina
Sound Design: Ian Scarlato
Properties Design: Ellie Terrell
Stage Manager: Mari DeOleo
Assistant Director: Victoria Apodaca
Technical Director: Michael Chancellor