Thursday, May 31, 2012

'Trio Los Machos' opens in Boyle Heights June 8

Casa 0101 Theater, Josefina López, Artistic Direcetor, will present the World Premiere of “Trío Los Machos,” with songs made famous by the singing group, Trío Los Panchos. Under the direction of Edward Padilla, the World Premiere cast will include: Miguel Santana, Roberto Garza, Henry Madrid, Gilbert Rodriguez, Josh Duron, Adrian Quiñonez, Claudia Duran, Rocio Mendoza, Roberto Carlos, Larry Costales, Jesus Martinez, Andrea Santana, Antonio Perez and and Estuardo Muñoz. Danny Weinstein will serve as Music Director and Composer and Josefina López and Claudia Duran will serve as Lyricists.

This production is sponsored in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, California Arts Council, (the official blog of the National Endowment for the Arts), California ART LVR, The Southern California Gas Company, Rose Hills Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, East LA Community Corporation, Metro, Emmanuel Deleage and Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina.

WHAT: “Trío Los Machos,” written by Josefina López, is a comedic Latino ‘Bromance’ with music. The play is a love letter to Latino men and an homage to Lopez’ father. The play explores the themes of music, aging and male camaraderie set against the backdrop of the Bracero guest worker program (1942 – 1964) between the United States and Mexico. The play tells the story of a Guitar Trio in the vein of Trío Los Panchos who met during the Bracero program. The play explores the 50-year friendship of its central characters, Lalo, Nacho and Paco.

A Free Art Exhibit in The Jean Deleage Gallery at Casa 0101 Theater entitled, “Recollections From Yesterday and Today of Ex-Braceros,” will be running in conjunction with the run of the play, “Trío Los Machos.” The photography exhibit will include work of former “guest workers” who participated in the United States/Mexican government program granting temporary work contracts to Mexican laborers from 1942 – 1964. The Art Exhibit is sponsored by the Binacional Union of Exbraceros, 1942 – 1967. An Opening Reception for the Art Exhibit will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Thereafter the Art Exhibit will be on display through the run of “Trío Los Machos,” through July 8, 2012.

WHERE: In the new Casa 0101 Theater, 2102 E. First Street (at Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033.

WHEN: The play will be presented on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m., June 8 – July 8, 2012.

HOW: Tickets for the play are $20 for General Admission, $17 for Students, Seniors and Groups of 10 or more, and $15 for Boyle Heights residents with identification. For tickets, please call the Casa 0101 Theater Box Office at 323-263-7684, E-mail or buy online at Advance reservations are highly recommended. Theatre patrons can get a $2 discount by presenting their Metro Bus Cards at the Box Office when buying tickets. Metro bus stations are located on First Street in Boyle Heights at both Soto Street, and at Boyle Street (Mariachi Plaza), within a short walking distance to the theatre.

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