A highly theatrical fever-dream that employs magical realism to tell the kaleidoscope journey of a strong and passionate woman facing an impossible tragedy. A desperate mother searches for her disappeared son amidst a totalitarian regime in an unnamed Latin American country. Produced by the Latino Theater Company in association with Mexico’s Foro Shakespeare, an independent non-profit space that generates and develops projects of direct social impact through the performing arts. Presented in…See More
24th Street Theatre, renowned for presenting sophisticated, emotionally rich and provocative theater that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids, separately or together, presents Dwayne Hartford’s stage adaptation of the novel by Kate DiCamillo. In this powerful and highly stylized story, Edward Tulane is a porcelain rabbit who must learn the meaning of love: what it is to love, what it is to lose that love and how to find the courage to love again. For adults and kids 4 and up. April 6 through…See More
In the working class melting pot that was Boyle Heights in the 1960s, five diverse employees in the return department at Sears form a tight bond as they cope with upheaval in their personal lives, their community and the rapidly changing world around them. Connie, a Latinx single working class mother, realizes her agency and discovers her true identity when the anxieties of war, civil unrest and political assassinations plaguing the country tragically affect her own life. Infused with period…See More
Writer/performer Nancy Ma’s coming-of-age tale about growing up sandwiched between two cultures. Desperately seeking approval from her Chinese Toisan immigrant family, Nancy journeys away from her home in New York City’s Chinatown in search of the American dream — only to learn that you can only find “home” when you accept where you come from. Feb. 28 – March 24 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; $24- $38; For reservations and information, call (866)…See More
In a backyard deep within a canyon during Labor Day weekend 2016 — before everything in America changed — we meet a newlywed couple and a Mexican father and son as they all try their best to find a better view. IAMA Theatre Company partners with the Latino Theater Company to present an immersive staging of this driving new play that takes a look at what happens when two families are rocked by an unpredictable accident that changes their lives forever. A look at gender, citizenship, and the…See More
L.A.’s largest holiday celebration is perfect for the whole family!. Join this year’s co-hosts, internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán and actor Brian White (upcoming 2019 series Ambitions, Bronx SIU, Ray Donovan), as over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of L.A. celebrate the season. The entire 3-hour show will be broadcast live by PBS SoCal and KCET, and streamed live at pbssocal.org.…See More
October 25, 2018 at 8pm to November 18, 2018 at 3pm
A roller-coaster ride to redemption. The year is 1982: the golden age of boxing, the dying gasp of disco, the flowering of identity politics — a time before AIDS had a name. Two decades have taken their toll on Pedro Quinn, a gay Latino prizefighter still fighting well into his 40s, ducking his living-legend status and mourning a man he killed in the ring years ago. Meanwhile, a new generation continues to push the cultural and sexual envelope in and out of the ring. Oct. 25-Nov. 18 at The Los…See More
October 25, 2018 at 8pm to November 18, 2018 at 3pm
A dark comedy about life and crime in America's contemporary West. In a squalid motel room on a hellish day in Barstow, brothers Frank and Jesse plan a kidnapping. When day turns into night and their hostage is brought out of the trunk, the siblings find their troubles have just begun. Oct. 25-Nov. 18 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; $24- $52; For reservations and information, call (866) 811-4111 or go to…See More
A bilingual, humorous journey in search of what it means to be “American.” Two baseball players from Sinaloa, Mexico arrive in the U.S. with big dreams... but no documents. Armed with their Tia's famous salsa recipe, the pair works day and night to make their taco truck the “Uncle Sam” of mobile restaurants. Will a contest to be “the most American food truck” at Dodger Stadium for the 4th of July prove to Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they belong? For adults and kids 8 and up. April…See More
February 17, 2018 at 8pm to March 19, 2018 at 7:30pm
Set to the joyful sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, this poignant play — the final installment in Hudes’ three-play “Elliot cycle,” which began with the Pulitzer Prize-finalist Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue and Pulitzer Prize-winner Water by the Spoonful — chronicles a year in the life of two kindred souls as they search for love, meaning and a sense of hope in a quickly changing world. At the dawn of the Arab Spring in an ancient Jordanian town, an Iraq War veteran struggles to…See More
November 2, 2017 at 6pm to November 19, 2017 at 9:30pm
Fourteen companies from the U.S. Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Peru and Colombia celebrate dynamic, contemporary Latinx and Latin American theater during a three-week festival, with five performances presented simultaneously every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the five performance spaces that make up The Los Angeles Theatre Center. An additional 12 Los Angeles-based artists will be represented in Patas Arriba (“Upside Down”), a late night “micro-theater festival” set to take place in the…See More
...Hello Mid City!It's been a long road here, and a lot of work, but tomorrow it's all coming together. Join us for the 3rd Annual Mid City Arts & Music Festival featuring two stages of live music, live painting, an art battle hosted by Secret Walls, art by Eric Junker, a kids space hosted by LA librería & Habitat for Humanity, vendors, food trucks, and a beer garden hosted by 6th & La Brea Brewery & Amoeba Music. Best part is, its a FREE admission!Come out tomorrow between…See More
"L.A. previews June 7-13: Joshua White, Justo Almario...
Fri. June 7 -- Pianist Joshua White's overflowing spiritual intensity is recommendable in any format; read my review of a February show here.
Sat. June 8 -- Veteran…"