A Great Start
A Great Start!
two Tucson Mac Awards.
La Esquinita, USA
at Arizona Theatre Company
1/14/17 - 02/04/17
By RUBÉN C. GONZÁLEZ
What happens to a small border town when big promises from big business are broken? At a bus stop on the 40A Red Line, in cross-cultural hip-hop fueled language at once poetic and powerful, one of the southwest's premier Mexican-American writer/performers, Rubén C. González, presents a tour-de-force of interlocking stories: ten characters on a passage through a once-booming town, now forgotten. The main source of employment, Thompson Tire Factory, has gone overseas, leaving the town's infrastructure in disarray. Told by the wise, omniscient custodian, Lencho, and experienced through the eyes of 18-year-old Daniel,
La Esquinita, USA connects the disparate stories of those left behind - of the people we, as a society, systematically choose to avoid - into a captivating new American narrative of self-identity, unity, and peace. Much like the works of John Leguizamo, Anna Deveare Smith, and Danny Hoch, La Esquinita, USA is a virtuoso solo performance - a gorgeous, brave story of love, forgiveness, and ultimate redemption. An Arizona premiere from the famed El Teatro Campesino.
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February 1 - 12
Written and Performed by Lisandra Tena
Structurally innovative and emotionally riveting, Guera is the nuanced, unflinching story of one young woman's struggle to survive while growing up with a drug-addicted mother and an overwhelmed, alternately tender and violent father. Drawing on years of supporting herself as a waitress, Tena offers her life as a menu of scenes- audience members choose the appetizer, entrée and dessert- will it be "Mom's Yard Sale" or "Promises, Promises?" "El Mexicano" or "The Talk?" No matter the choices, the audience will get the full story.
Watch the Guera Trailer: https://vimeo.com/140776034
Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theater, 330 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701.
Tickets: $7-$26 with various discounts.
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