Friday, April 28, 2006

Tucson: To All Artists, Borderlands 2 for 1 tickets to "Conjunto"

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Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 3:48 PM

Subject: To All Artists

To All Artists,
University of Arizona Professor and Artist, Alfred Quiroz, was kind enough
to paint the center picture of Gene Autry and Jorge Negrete on our CONJUNTO
promotional card. If you think the image is great, than I can assure you the
scenic painting he did for CONJUNTO is many times better. In addition to
the beautiful set, CONJUNTO has an amazing crew of talented actors,
designers and Director. This production is not one that should be missed.
In fact, we feel so strongly about the quality of this play, as well as the
message, that we have decided to offer buy one get one free tickets to all

Please do not pass up this opportunity to see this amazing "conjunto."
Conjunto will continue this week, April 27-29 at 7:30 and April 30 at 2:00.
Give us a call at the box office, 520-882-7406, for any information, tickets
or details.

Conjunto tells the story of Shoko, a Japanese bride, and Genovevo, a
Mexican-American foreman, who labor together on a farm belonging to her
Japanese American husband, Min. Against the backdrop of WWII, the threat of
internment for Japanese-Americans and the music of Jorge Negrete and Gene
Autry, a growing attraction between Shoko and Genovevo blossoms as they till
the soil and share their dreams. Playwrigth Oliver Mayer brings this story
to life with passion and humor evoking an uncanny parallel with the issues
we face today.

Playwright Oliver Mayer is the author of Blade to the Heat, which premiered
at the Public Theatre and was subsequently produced in Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Chicago, and Mexico City. Other plays include:
Joe Louis Blues, Ragged Time, Out of the Fringe, Joy of the Desolate, The
Road to Los Angeles, Young Valiant, Bold as Love, and Dias Y Flores. Mr.
Mayer received a Gerbode grant to write the libretto for America Tropical, a
new opera composed by David Conte to premiere in 2006 in San Francisco. He
is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, a
graduate of Cornell and Columbia Universities and studied at Worcester
College, Oxford. Conjunto was developed at the Sundance Lab, San Jose
Repertory Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum New Work Festival. It was
produced by Teatro Vision, San Jose, CA in 2003.

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