Amigos Del REP presents Latinx New Play Festival
Showing:September 2 - September 3, 2017
About the Show
El Cipitio Sept. 2 at 1pm
Fabulous Monsters Sept. 2 at 4:30pm
(W)holeness Sept. 3 at 1pm
Guadalupe in the Guest Room Sept. 3 at 4:30pm
All performances are in The Lyceum SPACE Theatre and FREE to the public. Click the "Buy Ticlet" lnk tot reserve your seats.
“Fabulous Monsters,” a new play developed in the Latino Theatre Alliance/LA’s Playwrights Nest Festival, is a touching and funny story about two friends by Orange County playwright and actor, Diana Burbano. When punk rock exploded in L.A., Sally and Lou were there: feminists, Latinas, queens of noise. One went pop, one stayed punk, but sparks from their tumultuous friendship remain. Decades later, can they overcome old wounds, forgive each other and rock as hard as they ever did? Burbano’s new play has already gained local acclaim, featuring in four different festivals throughout Orange County and Los Angeles.
“El Cipitio: A Salvadorian Odyssey,” by Culture Clash founders Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza, based on the novel by Randy Ertll, was previously presented by Amigos del REP during their regular workshop reading series. Travel with Teatro Cuscatlan as they tell the unbelievable tale of El Cipitio, a three-foot tall, pot-bellied, dark Indio with backwards feet. El Cipitio jumps out of myth into the dark bloody history of El Salvador from the Spanish conquest to the civil war that helped to create the world's deadliest street gangs, MS13 and 18th Street. El Cipitio is a dark satiric look at international and domestic policies and how it has affected Salvadorians living here and in their country
“Guadalupe in the Guest Room” by Tony Meneses follows next. While Steve mourns the loss of his wife Claudia, her mother Guadalupe and best friend Raquel work to translate her books into Spanish. Though Guadalupe and Steve have nothing in common but shared grief, they bond in the most unexpected ways. This new play is a deeply moving and very funny celebration of life, new beginnings and the healing power of telenovelas.
“(W)holeness” by Lily Padilla, a local playwright who has returned to San Diego to pursue her MFA at UCSD’s playwriting program. A support group for sex addicts meets every Monday in the little seaside town of Pescadero, California. But where is Dr. Jurgensen, the therapist who’s supposed to lead the group? And is Dr. Jurgensen’s earnest intern who's left to lead the group in over her head? When Matt shows up, any illusion of a “safe space” shatters and the group must confront difficult truths and unexpected points of connection in a comedy about addiction, identity and sex. “(W)holeness” asks the question, “Am I too damaged to be loved?”
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